Stephen F. Miller named the society's next executive director
President's Message

Stephen F. Miller named the society's next executive director

By Toni M. Antalis
He has been the organization's deputy executive director and chief financial officer.
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10 young scientists win PROLAB awards
Professional Development

10 young scientists win PROLAB awards

January 21, 2021

They will use the awards to conduct research in academic laboratories in the United States and Canada.

Sharing know-how with Project SHORT
Essay

Sharing know-how with Project SHORT

January 20, 2021

This program provides one-on-one mentoring through the grad school admissions process.

A mold’s dangerous responses to its environment
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A mold’s dangerous responses to its environment

January 19, 2021

To understand how a toxin is synthesized and why, researchers stressed a fungus and investigated how its proteome changed.

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

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

January 18, 2021

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

Linking two enzymes turns plastic-eating bacteria into super-digesters
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Linking two enzymes turns plastic-eating bacteria into super-digesters

January 18, 2021

But these bacteria won’t save us: we still need to use far less plastic to save the planet

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
News

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.

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

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

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