How to catch and kill a coronavirus on a doorknob
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How to catch and kill a coronavirus on a doorknob

By John Arnst
Researchers at Miami University are developing polymer coatings to inactivate SARS-CoV-2 on public surfaces.
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Corbett goes the extra mile to support young scientists

The ASBMB honors an Emory University professor and trailblazer who is passionate about increasing diversity and inclusion in science.
Corbett goes the extra mile to support young scientists

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Bumpus promoted; Regev to join Roche board; remembering Peter Lengyel
Member News

Bumpus promoted; Regev to join Roche board; remembering Peter Lengyel

May 25, 2020

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

Rapid home-based coronavirus tests are coming together in research labs
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Rapid home-based coronavirus tests are coming together in research labs

May 25, 2020

The author and colleagues are working on analyzing spit using advanced CRISPR gene editing techniques.

Building a mouse squad against Covid-19
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Building a mouse squad against Covid-19

May 24, 2020

It began with an email from Wuhan, a Maine laboratory and mouse sperm from Iowa. Now that lab is on the verge of supplying a much-needed animal for SARS-CoV-2 research.

Calendar of events, awards and opportunities
Announcement

Calendar of events, awards and opportunities

May 24, 2020

New this week: a fresh crop of lipid talks, virtual event on leading during the COVID-19 crisis, town hall about the future of the American university, a virtual event on using cryo-EM to study GPCRs, and more.

Researchers unmask a pancreatic cancer culprit
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Researchers unmask a pancreatic cancer culprit

May 23, 2020

Researchers have found that autophagic degradation of MHCI spurs the immune evasion of pancreatic cancer cells.

This week's staff picks
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This week's staff picks

May 23, 2020

Dreaming of a trail and some islands, pondering public safety and a return to the office, getting a workout and making some drinks. Find out what the ASBMB staff has been up to this week.

Neurodiversity: How to make your lab more inclusive (part 1)
Professional Development

Neurodiversity: How to make your lab more inclusive (part 1)

May 22, 2020

Careers columnist Elizabeth Stivison begins a two-part series for principal investigators who want to make their labs more inclusive to neurodiverse members.

Jura is inspired by her grandmother, a ‘true pioneer’
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Jura is inspired by her grandmother, a ‘true pioneer’

May 21, 2020

This ASBMB award winner is an associate professor at UCSF who aims to understand how cells communicate with each other and the environment.

Ex-Emory neuroscientist pleads guilty;  fired Cleveland Clinic geneticist arrested
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Ex-Emory neuroscientist pleads guilty; fired Cleveland Clinic geneticist arrested

May 20, 2020

Department of Justice continues to pursue scientists who fail to disclose ties to China’s Thousand Talents Program.

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Sarina Neote
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How to write a killer cover letter for a postdoctoral application
Bill Sullivan

Showalter Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Many graduate students applying for their first postdoctoral positions underestimate the importance of the cover letter. While it may be true that your awesomeness is beautifully outlined on your curriculum vitae, your cover letter often will dictate whether the busy principal investigator puts your application at the top of the heaping pile or into triage. First impressions are everything for some people, so leave nothing to chance. If you provide only your CV, you aren’t being very personable, and you lose a precious opportunity to highlight some things that make you stand out. On the other hand, a cover letter is also an opportunity to shoot yourself in the foot, so here are a few do’s and don’ts. Read More

Science inreach: why building connections as scientists matters
Martina G. Efeyini

Careers Columnist

Our careers columnist talked with Lou Woodley, director of the Center for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement, to learn what it takes to be a scientific community engagement manager. Read More

Ants in the lab

Take a peek inside the labs of Danny Reinberg and Shelley Berger, who use ants to study the role of epigenetics and gene expression in behavior and aging. Read More

Federal agencies struggle to address sexual harassment in STEM research
Sarina Neote

Science Policy Manager

A Q&A with John Neumann of the General Accountability Office, whose team produced a report in March on federal funding agencies’ dealings with sexual harassment. Read More

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