Wellness — we need it now more than ever
Editor's Note

Wellness — we need it now more than ever

By Comfort Dorn
ASBMB Today will publish its third wellness issue in January. The editors want to know how you are keeping mentally and physically well in a pandemic.
Journal News

Our internal ecology

According to microbial ecologist Leyuan Li, “We need to start thinking about the gut microbiome like a rainforest.”
Our internal ecology

News and Ideas

Glycobiology society honors; NAI inducts Batzer; inspiring Latinx scientists
Member News

Glycobiology society honors; NAI inducts Batzer; inspiring Latinx scientists

September 28, 2020

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

A proposal to use CRISPR to prevent opioid overdoses is a useless approach to healthcare
News

A proposal to use CRISPR to prevent opioid overdoses is a useless approach to healthcare

September 27, 2020

Nicholas McCarty of New York University writes that genetically engineering drug users’ brains is short-sighted, reactive and unnecessary.

Calendar of events, awards and opportunities
Announcement

Calendar of events, awards and opportunities

September 27, 2020

It's #BlackInMicro Week! ASBMB virtual event "Women in STEM and gendered challenges." Plus: grants for students with disabilities, lipids seminars and ABRCMS.

Lessons from how the polio vaccine
News

Lessons from how the polio vaccine

September 26, 2020

Despite the polio vaccine’s long-term success, manufacturers, government leaders and the nonprofit that funded the vaccine’s development made several missteps.

This week's staff picks
Stroopwafels

This week's staff picks

September 26, 2020

An irresistible online music project. Outdoor boxing for fitness. Rules for remote meetings. And more. Find out what our staff has been watching, reading, listening to and doing.

From the journals: MCP
Journal News

From the journals: MCP

September 25, 2020

How marine iguanas mark their turf. A new way to study Parkinson’s disease. Glycosylation in influenza A. Read about recent papers on these topics in the journal Molecular & Cellular Proteomics.

What exactly is a chalk talk?
Jobs

What exactly is a chalk talk?

September 25, 2020

Three new professors share their experiences with careers columnist Elizabeth Stivison.

Herbert Tabor 1918 – 2020
Retrospective

Herbert Tabor 1918 – 2020

September 24, 2020

F. Peter Guengerich remembers the contributions of the longtime editor of the Journal of Biological Chemistry who died in August.

The art of paper folding and the science of protein folding
Essay

The art of paper folding and the science of protein folding

September 23, 2020

A pandemic hobby for her teenage son gets Sudha Neelam contemplating similarities in art and biology.

Meet Our Contributors

Sonia C. Flores
Sonia C. Flores
Carlos Castañeda
Carlos Castañeda
Ana Maria Barral
Ana Maria Barral
Kelly Chacón
Kelly Chacón
Shattered dreams
Sonia C. Flores

Professor

"Lucero is one of the 800,000 young adults approved for DACA (the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration policy). When the Trump administration announced its plans to rescind DACA, I immediately thought of my DREAM girl." Read More

A change of plan
Carlos Castañeda

Assistant Professor

Syracuse University assistant professor Carlos Castaneda attended the ASBMB’s Interactive Mentoring Activities for Grantsmanship Enhancement workshop in 2016, and the experience inspired him to rethink his whole approach to grant writing. Read More

How science took over the town at the tip of California
Ana Maria Barral

Associate Professor

As the ASBMB plans its annual meeting in “the town at the tip of California,” Ana Maria Barral explains how the leaders of what was once a Spanish mission village lured the U.S. Navy and a host of biomedical institutions and biotech companies to their community on the Pacific Coast. Read More

Thriving as a messy Other in academia
Kelly Chacón

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

"(T)he experience of being an aspiring academic while Other is alive with tears, laughter and outrage — and yet we persevere." – Kelly Chacón Read More

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