York named CSO; Cortez takes over biochem dept; Rye receives research award
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York named CSO; Cortez takes over biochem dept; Rye receives research award

By ASBMB Today Staff
Awards, promotions, milestones and more. Find out what's going on in the lives of ASBMB members.
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Linking two enzymes turns plastic-eating bacteria into super-digesters

But these bacteria won’t save us: we still need to use far less plastic to save the planet
Linking two enzymes turns plastic-eating bacteria into super-digesters

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Pandemic threatens food security for many college students
News

Pandemic threatens food security for many college students

January 17, 2021

One spring 2020 report found that 38% of students at four-year universities were food-insecure in the previous 30 days.

Calendar of events, awards and opportunities
Announcement

Calendar of events, awards and opportunities

January 17, 2021

New: Catalyst Conversation "Constructing narratives for teaching science," a $35,000 outreach grant from ASCB, a webinar on mentoring URM trainees and more.

Chemicals emitted from household objects alter children’s microbiomes
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Chemicals emitted from household objects alter children’s microbiomes

January 16, 2021

Semi-volatile organic compounds affect the growth and population of the gut microbiome. Some essential gut bacteria are suppressed, while small, fractional portions of the biome suddenly bloom.

It’s the little things
Editor's Note

It’s the little things

January 15, 2021

The essays in January wellness issue emphasize small actions to ease pandemic stress.

From neuroscientist to science policy analyst
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From neuroscientist to science policy analyst

January 15, 2021

Careers columnist Martina G. Efeyini talked to NHLBI staffer Nicholas Jury about his career path.

Finding ‘ikigai’ during a pandemic
Wellness

Finding ‘ikigai’ during a pandemic

January 14, 2021

A book about the purposeful habits of the elderly in Japan has inspired Deboleena Guharay to maintain healthy practices through the past year.

From grief to healing in the year of COVID-19
Wellness

From grief to healing in the year of COVID-19

January 13, 2021

“My grandmother meant the world to me. Nothing could have prepared me for her death or the anger I directed at myself for being unable to help her during her final months.”

New-ish adventures help me reconnect
Wellness

New-ish adventures help me reconnect

January 12, 2021

“One day in April while working from home, I was feeling particularly down, and every negative thought weighed down on me all at once. To counter this feeling, I thought, ‘Hey, what if I try something different and new?’”

Celebrating together, apart
Wellness

Celebrating together, apart

January 11, 2021

When a good friend earned an award, Courtney Chandler didn’t let social distancing stand in the way of a party.

Meet Our Contributors

Beronda L. Montgomery
Beronda L. Montgomery
Bill Sullivan
Bill Sullivan
Peter Kennelly
Peter Kennelly
Rajini  Rao
Rajini Rao
To support or to deny: mentoring or gatekeeping?
Beronda L. Montgomery

MSU Foundation Professor

Beronda Montgomery posted on Twitter: “What’s a thing that you were ‘mentored’ not to do, but you pursued it & it’s worked out well?” She shares what she learned from the responses. Read More

Grant-writing tips for beginners
Bill Sullivan

Showalter Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Bill Sullivan, a study section veteran, shares eight important lessons he’s learned for writing a winning grant application. Read More

What would Julia Child do?
Peter Kennelly

Professor

Pete Kennelly proposes that online labs should be designed with an eye to enhancing student participation and maintaining causal connections. Read More

Use the mic!
Rajini Rao

Professor

Rajini Rao writes that up to 20% of the population has some hearing loss, so when you don’t use the microphone at a meeting, you are projecting your ableism, not your voice. Read More

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