Science thinks it’s unbiased. Queer scientists know that’s not true
Diversity

Science thinks it’s unbiased. Queer scientists know that’s not true

By Liza Brusman
Being a queer scientist is an uphill battle for every inch
Diversity

LGBTQ+ scientists in history

To celebrate Pride Month, columnist Elizabeth Stivison shares a bit about influential LGBTQ+ scientists of the past.
LGBTQ+ scientists in history

News and Ideas

Can an engaging online workshop replace the in-person experience?
Education

Can an engaging online workshop replace the in-person experience?

June 17, 2021

Members of BioMolViz, a group that promotes and assesses science students’ visual literacy, found that they could share information effectively in a virtual setting. Building community was more of a challenge.

ASBMB calls for changes to Title IX policy
Blotter

ASBMB calls for changes to Title IX policy

June 16, 2021

Society urges Department of Education to revise rule created by Trump administration.

Talking glycoproteomics with Wells and Hart
Journal News

Talking glycoproteomics with Wells and Hart

June 16, 2021

Two University of Georgia researchers have assembled a special issue of Molecular & Cellular Proteomics focused on their shared passion.

How a volunteer experience turned me into a lifelong blood donor
Health Observance

How a volunteer experience turned me into a lifelong blood donor

June 15, 2021

As a teen at Camp Sunshine, I learned that one pint can truly save someone’s life.

From Smithsonian fellow to research botanist
Jobs

From Smithsonian fellow to research botanist

June 15, 2021

Careers columnist Martina G. Efeyini interviewed Manuela Dal Forno, a lichenologist at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas.

Samuel H. Wilson Jr. (1939–2021)
In Memoriam

Samuel H. Wilson Jr. (1939–2021)

June 14, 2021

He made seminal contributions to the field of DNA repair and served for decades as a leader at the National Institutes of Health.

St. Jude and maximizing the value of blood
Health Observance

St. Jude and maximizing the value of blood

June 14, 2021

The hospital is most renowned for passing along no costs to families. To facilitate this, the in-house capabilities of St. Jude are second to none. This includes the on-site blood donation facilities.

Calendar of events, awards and opportunities
Announcement

Calendar of events, awards and opportunities

June 13, 2021

Happening this week: SACNAS mentoring webinar, edX's Inclusive STEM Teaching Project, Pride events and our BioCyc workshop.

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

June 12, 2021

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

Meet Our Contributors

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

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

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