Issues of ASBMB Today


May   2015

On our cover, we feature biochemist Peggy A. Whitson, who will head out again next year to the International Space Station, where she will conduct experiments for many Earth-bound scientists. This issue contains two installments in our Defying Stereotypes series about people with scientific training who have careers away from the bench: One story is about sportswriter Jay Jaffe, and the other is about bestselling romance novelist Stephanie Laurens. This issue includes tips for undergraduates embarking upon their first research experiences and words of wisdom for new Ph.D. recipients. In the President's Message, Steve McKnight takes a look at the scoring criteria for National Institutes of Health grants and proposes a new approach to NIH grant review. For Lipid News enthusiasts, Symeon Siniossoglou discusses the "many faces of lipins." Finally, don't miss this issue's three contributions to the "Generations" series. We hope you enjoy the May issue!


April   2015

On our cover, we feature Vikram Mulligan's stunning artwork, which he creates when he's not doing protein-folding research at the University of Washington. Our Defying Stereotypes series continues with a story about two professional cheerleaders who teach and study science. Don't miss our coverage of recent publications in ASBMB journals, including a new review series in the Journal of Biological Chemistry about G-protein–coupled receptors and a Molecular & Cellular Proteomics paper about a hamster model for hemorrhagic fever. In his President's Message, Steven McKnight writes about the grant-review process at the National Institutes of Health and how it is like — and unlike — the review process at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Finally, we offer two must-read essays: one by a researcher forced to close his lab and another by a Ph.D. student who decided to learn to play the viola as an adult. We hope you enjoy the April issue!


March   2015

As the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology annual meeting approaches, we have lots of information to share with you! Be sure to check out our coverage of the ASBMB annual award winners and plenary lecturers, all of whom will give talks in Boston later this month. On our cover, we feature Jerry Greenfield, the scientific brain behind the Ben & Jerry's ice cream brand. As always, we have plenty of news from the ASBMB journals. Our "Generations" series continues with looks back and forward from scientists of different generations. Our "Hobbies" series continues with a tale of star-studded travel and a note from a fashion lover who will be one of five annual meeting bloggers and tweeters. Finally, don't miss the essays from Sharon Rozovsky and Karl Booksh, who run a summer undergraduate research program at the University of Delaware for students with disabilities. We hope you enjoy this gigantic issue!