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Adriana Bankston

Adriana Bankston
Adriana Bankston a scientist with a passion for improving the biomedical research enterprise. She is a principal legislative analyst at the University of California Office of Federal Governmental Relations. This article represents the writer's personal views and not the views of her employer. 

Articles by Adriana Bankston

Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month 2020
Health Observance

Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month 2020

6/1/2020
Every June, the Alzheimer's Association raises awareness of this neurodegenerative disease during the Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. Here, contributor Adriana Bankston highlights recent Alzheimer's research.
Gingras studies proteomics’ implications for research
ASBMB Annual Meeting

Gingras studies proteomics’ implications for research

3/6/2020
Anne-Claude Gingras’ lab uses mass spectrometry as a high-resolution discovery-based microscope to determine where proteins are in a cell.
Garg made organic chemistry one of UCLA’s most popular classes
Award

Garg made organic chemistry one of UCLA’s most popular classes

4/1/2019
Neil Garg decided to change the way organic chemistry was taught.
Study of chlorinated lipids could lead to better sepsis treatment
Annual Meeting

Study of chlorinated lipids could lead to better sepsis treatment

3/1/2019
Working in the lab of JLR associate editor David Ford at the St. Louis University School of Medicine, Pike hopes his study of chlorinated lipids could lead to better sepsis treatment.
Myers finds a new way to look at proteins
Annual Meeting

Myers finds a new way to look at proteins

3/1/2019
Samuel Myers, an MCP early-career investigator, has developed a powerful alternative to ChIP that employs a new CRISPR-localized proximity labeling method to capture and identify protein complexes at specific genetic loci.
More than one night
Night Shift

More than one night

1/1/2019
In the first essay of our 2019 Night Shift series, Adriana Bankston writes about a long night of work that confirmed her commitment to postdoc advocacy.
Negotiating for scientists
Professional Development

Negotiating for scientists

8/1/2018
Debra Behrens, a career counselor to grad students and postdocs, tells you how to define what you want, then hammer out a deal.
Craig commended for his ‘remarkable and inspirational’ work with undergrads
Award

Craig commended for his ‘remarkable and inspirational’ work with undergrads

4/1/2018
Paul A. Craig of the Rochester Institute of Technology is recognized for his work promoting hypothesis-driven thinking in the undergraduate biochemistry lab. 
Attending conferences as a policy researcher
Professional Development

Attending conferences as a policy researcher

1/1/2018
Adriana Bankston describes how much a non-academic scientist can gain from spending time at scientific meetings.
From doing science to fixing it
Case Study

From doing science to fixing it

6/1/2017
Adriana Bankston wants to use what she learned as a postdoc to improve the environment for young scientists.
Dolan recognized for ‘transformation of teaching’
Award

Dolan recognized for ‘transformation of teaching’

4/1/2017
University of Georgia prof won the 2017 ASBMB Award for Exemplary Contributions to Education.
Fairn recognized as ‘one of the most promising lipid researchers'
Award

Fairn recognized as ‘one of the most promising lipid researchers'

4/1/2017
He won the ASBMB's 2017 Walter A. Shaw Young Investigator Award in Lipid Research.
Frydman’s protein-folding work defines ‘the forefront’
Award

Frydman’s protein-folding work defines ‘the forefront’

4/1/2017
Stanford University's Judith Frydman is honored for her contributions to research in biochemistry and molecular biology.