October 2013

Listing unsolved problems

ASBMB President Jeremy M. Berg, who has been working on revising the textbook "Biochemistry," in this column writes about three questions that have been intriguing him.


Have you taken the challenge?

Last summer, we challenged the society’s members to meet locally with members of Congress. This year, we face a new challenge, as limited biomedical funding is resulting in job losses and lab shutdowns across the country. Members were urged to speak with their senators and representatives to lay out the hardships facing scientists and the dire consequences of funding cuts. The ASBMB public affairs office then set up meetings, provided a training webinar, supplied leave-behind packets and prep materials, and gave advice to participants. By the time you read this, we will have accomplished our goal of 100 meetings.


Member update

Find out what's happening in your colleagues' professional lives, and remember to submit your own news to asbmbtoday@asbmb.org.


Tony Pawson (1952—2013)

Tony Pawson was said to have been on the Nobel short list for his work on signal transduction. John M. Kyriakis offers this tribute.


Two more Tabor young investigator award winners

Lionel Cheruzel and Sarah Gordon won Herbert Tabor Young Investigator awards.

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