Five reasons to play sports in graduate school


A Ph.D. student and lifelong athlete writes about the benefits of finding a sport and sticking with it during graduate school.

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Mentoring through transitions


A professor and mentor to undergraduate students finds inspiration at a lab reunion when participants recall the role their former mentor played in their lives and career transitions.

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Growing pains


A research supervisor on the growing pains undergraduates can expect to experience when given new tasks and greater responsibility.

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Four reasons we don’t need 37 names for postdocs


According to the National Postdoctoral Association, there are 37 different names for postdocs. An organizer with the Future of Research group explains how consolidating these titles into one designation would benefit postdocs and the institutions that hire them.

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Research for all: a CURE for undergraduates


Undergraduate demand for research positions far exceeds supply. Course-based undergraduate research experiences, or CUREs, may provide a solution to this problem. A member of ASBMB's Education and Professional Development Committee defines CUREs, offers research into their effectiveness, and examines the barriers that currently make their broad implementation challenging. 

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Blockbuster bio


Biology majors in a teaching program are challenged to produce engaging videos that make scientific topics understandable and appealing to a general audience.

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New minors policies affect outreach activities


Organizers of a summer science camp explore the development of campus policies regarding engagement with minors, and offer advice for working on the policies with administrators.

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Bacterial girl


A song parody involving quorum sensing, Princeton's Bonnie Bassler and Madonna.

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What's growing within four walls


What's growing within four walls

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Scenes from the 2016 ASBMB Annual Meeting


Relive the annual meeting from start to finish with this collection of images shared on Twitter and Facebook.

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Dress to impress


Here are some helpful pointers for scientists about how to dress for different professional occasions.
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Networking 101


Networking can be difficult. This video for scientists covers pointers for elevator pitches, introductions and netiquette.

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Live blog: Hill Day 2016


Follow along from Capitol Hill as 35 young scientists from colleges and universities across the United States participate in more than 95 meetings with lawmakers and congressional staff about the work they are doing.

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