Recent Issues of ASBMB Today


June   2015

On our cover, we feature a story about a rare brain tumor that always has seemed unstoppable. But a recent discovery might mean there is reason for hope. Our Defying Stereotypes series comes to a close with a profile of Joe Wong, a scientist and comedian.  


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!