Job seekers feel the effects  of the pandemic and politics
Feature

Job seekers feel the effects of the pandemic and politics

By John Arnst
Grant-funded postdoc positions seem secure, but hiring freezes and the Trump administration’s attempts to curb immigration worry researchers ready to start new labs and PIs and committees courting talent.
Journal News

From the journals: JLR

A hopping, scooting enzyme; the role of mycolic acid biosynthesis in TB; ceramide reduction to treat liver disease. Read about these recent papers in the Journal of Lipid Research.
From the journals: JLR

News and Ideas

Lamb named chair at UTSA; Drennan honored for mentoring; remembering David MacLennan
Member News

Lamb named chair at UTSA; Drennan honored for mentoring; remembering David MacLennan

August 10, 2020

Honors, promotions, milestones and more. Find out what's going on in the lives of ASBMB members.

Searching high and low for the origins of life
News

Searching high and low for the origins of life

August 09, 2020

Researchers think they’re getting warmer: They’ve created amino acids and primitive membranes by simulating conditions found at scalding vents on the ocean floor.

Calendar of events, awards and opportunities
Announcement

Calendar of events, awards and opportunities

August 09, 2020

Just added: MOSAIC webinar for postdocs from diverse backgrounds and SciFest for outreach enthusiasts.

Why hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine don't block coronavirus infection of human lung cells
News

Why hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine don't block coronavirus infection of human lung cells

August 08, 2020

Scientists in Germany tested the malaria drugs on various cell types and found they can block coronavirus infection in kidney cells from the African green monkey but don’t inhibit the virus in human lung cells.

There and back again
Profile

There and back again

August 07, 2020

Grant Blouse, senior vice president of translational research at Catalyst Biosciences, offers career advice from his experience in both a big pharmaceutical company and a smaller biotech outfit.

Tales from the 'Food Science Snob'
Jobs

Tales from the 'Food Science Snob'

August 07, 2020

Ever wondered how astronaut food is made? How to brew kombucha? Are you a foodie? Careers columnist Martina G. Efeyini talked to Ariel Carter to learn about her experience as an early career food scientist.

A year of unrest and grace — reflections on my journey to tenure
Essay

A year of unrest and grace — reflections on my journey to tenure

August 06, 2020

Reed College assistant professor Kelly Chacón shares some of the lessons she’s learned on her career path.

With challenges come opportunities
President's Message

With challenges come opportunities

August 05, 2020

In her first President’s Message, Toni Antalis, who took office as the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology’s president in July, writes about the challenges and opportunities the society faces.

JLR’s new article format puts images at the forefront
Journal News

JLR’s new article format puts images at the forefront

August 04, 2020

“Images in Lipid Research” series aims to celebrate the images scientists create.

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Sarina Neote
Sarina Neote
Benjamin Corb
Benjamin Corb
Gerald Hart
Gerald Hart
Anand Rao
Anand Rao
Bill would reform NSF and plant innovation hubs nationwide
Sarina Neote

Science Policy Manager

The Endless Frontier Act would rename, add a directorate to and pump up to $100 billion in new funding into the agency. It also would fix the uneven distribution of jobs and capital concentrated now in just a few cities. Read More

When leaders choose self-interest over science, the consequences are deadly
Benjamin Corb

Director of Public Affairs

As a result of the Trump administration’s actions and inaction, Ben Corb writes, the U.S. was late to adopt a testing protocol to help track and slow the spread of COVID-19. Read More

The ASBMB has done a lot to benefit science and our field
Gerald Hart

ASBMB President

Jerry Hart, the ASBMB’s outgoing president, looks back at two years of big changes and advances at the society and in science. Read More

From the journals: JBC
Anand Rao

Science Communicator

A metal ion that transforms tau. A new target to take out cancer cells. One substitution that abolishes enzyme allostery. Read about recent papers on these topics and more in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. Read More

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