January 2011

A Faustian bargain

Faustian bargainBY GREGORY A. PETSKO

In this special, online only editorial, ASBMB Past president Gregory Petsko writes an open letter to George M. Philip, president of the University at Albany, SUNY.


A new online career resource for graduate students


Bianca Bernstein, a counseling psychologist at Arizona State University, has created CareerWISE, an online tool for women in S&E doctoral programs. The site provides support for building successful partnerships with graduate advisers, balancing life in and out of the graduate program and overcoming unanticipated hurdles to graduation in S&E fields in which women traditionally have shown a higher dropout rate than men.


ASBMB research on venom proteins


A look at some ASBMB members whose research focuses on biological toxins, which can be used as models for mammalian systems, as diagnostic tools in the lab or even as potential therapeutic agents. 


Science in art and art in science: an interview with Julian Voss-Andreae

Julian Voss-Andreae is a German-born sculptor whose works are strongly influenced by science. Having started as a painter, he changed course in his early twenties and studied physics and quantum physics at the universities of Berlin, Edinburgh and Vienna. His recent commissions include a large-scale outdoor piece for the Scripps Research Institute in Florida and a sculpture for Nobel laureate Roderick MacKinnon at the Rockefeller University in New York City.

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