October 2011
 

Alice and C.C. Wang Award in Molecular Parasitology


Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of Alice and C.C. Wang, ASBMB is delighted to announce a new award that we hope will serve as an important part of Wang’s legacy.

 

Awards in biochemistry


Of all the responsibilities assigned to an American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology president, presenting awards is probably the most fun.

 

Grants aim to enhance STEM education in middle and high schools


More than 50 applications from teachers and scientists from across the country were submitted for the ASBMB STEM seed-grant competition. Find out how the 10 winners and their partners intend to use their $2,000 awards.

 

Member update


ASBMB members claim leadership and achievement awards, a fellowship, cardiovascular science and toxicology prizes, and the revered Lasker award.

 

Retrospective: Chris Raetz (1946 – 2011)


With Chris Raetz’s passing, the scientific world lost a polymath, and I lost my oldest friend. We met as freshmen at Yale University, two very nerdy chemistry majors yearning to excel and to get a date.

 

San Diego: a jewel for biomedical innovation


In the San Diego region, there are three major research institutions located within a mile of each other: the University of California, San Diego, the Scripps Research Institute and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. Together, they receive about $650 million annually from the National Institutes of Health.

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