Research spotlight


Gustavo Silva, an assistant professor of biology at Duke University, discusses how he navigated his scientific career and the challenges of building supportive professional connections.

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Essay: The problem with LGBQT underrepresentation


Jacob Carter cites numerous studies showing the challenges and hostility that undermine efforts to build a diverse STEM workforce. But some research shows promise.

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Essay: Grad students should join scientific societies


Shea Feeney helped found an ASBMB student chapter at San Francisco State, and she’s a true believer in the many benefits of joining a community of fellow scientists.

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Essay: Colorblindness as ideology


Colorblindness is a popular behavior model that seems to reflect pro-diversity intentions, but Kecia Thomas explains how its practice suppresses diversity and elevates sameness.

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