How I realized that LGBT+ scientists like me can inspire others in their field
Diversity

How I realized that LGBT+ scientists like me can inspire others in their field

By Andrew Scarpelli
Far too many LGBT+ scientists still report fear in their workplaces, but I have hope for change.
Jobs

Reimagining STEM workforce development as a braided river

A contemporary approach to today’s science careers looks less like a structured pipeline and more like a collection of paths that change and adapt to the needs of the individual.
Reimagining STEM workforce development as a braided river

News and Ideas

Rethinking the NIH review system
Funding

Rethinking the NIH review system

June 10, 2021

Proposals for change include a tiered grant funding system, tweaks to scoring and criteria, internal reviews and a continuous submission system.

Analysis: Mounting pressure on China about coronavirus ‘lab leak’ could backfire
News

Analysis: Mounting pressure on China about coronavirus ‘lab leak’ could backfire

June 9, 2021

Where the coronavirus originated remains a mystery, and the Chinese are bucking demands to let investigators see more.

A balancing game with implications for neurodegenerative disease
Journal News

A balancing game with implications for neurodegenerative disease

June 8, 2021

The relationship between two proteins, one essential to mitochondrial fission and the other found in Alzheimer’s tissue, might hold the key to how disease alters the fission–fusion balance.

Academy elects new members
Member News

Academy elects new members

June 7, 2021

Of the 120 new members elected to the National Academy of Sciences, nine are ASBMB members.

Can people vaccinated against COVID-19 still spread the coronavirus?
News

Can people vaccinated against COVID-19 still spread the coronavirus?

June 6, 2021

Preliminary evidence seems to suggest that someone who’s vaccinated is less likely transmit the virus, but the proof is not yet ironclad.

Calendar of events, awards and opportunities
Announcement

Calendar of events, awards and opportunities

June 6, 2021

Here's a sampling of Pride Month happenings. Send us more!

What does a scientist look like?
Diversity

What does a scientist look like?

June 5, 2021

After the program, more students drew pictures of scientists as themselves or people of color, demonstrating that they are internalizing an identity of becoming a scientist.

Addgene expands its collection into antibodies
News

Addgene expands its collection into antibodies

June 4, 2021

The reagent repository Addgene, known for distribution and quality control of plasmids for open science, is expanding into recombinant antibodies and nanobodies in partnership with NeuroMab.

Giving students tools to forge a new path
Observance

Giving students tools to forge a new path

June 4, 2021

"At every level of education, we need a system that is student-centric and that provides opportunities for all to pursue degrees that will allow them to become what they want to be."

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Beronda L. Montgomery
Beronda L. Montgomery
Rajini  Rao
Rajini Rao
Peter Kennelly
Peter Kennelly
Bill Sullivan
Bill Sullivan
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

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

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

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

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