Adriana Bankston is a principal legislative analyst at the University of California Office of Federal Governmental Relations. She is also chief executive officer and managing publisher at the Journal of Science Policy and Governance. This post represents the writer's personal views and not the views of their employer.
Articles by Adriana Bankston
Study: Cultural competence key in mentoring deaf and hard of hearing undergrads
April 4, 2022
Research team leader presents best practices for mentors and others to optimize communication in research environments.
Meet Dominique Carter
Feb. 20, 2022
She encourages girls to be bold with their endeavors.
Meet Meghan Mott
Feb. 19, 2022
She’s living proof that policy fellowships are worthy of consideration.
Johnson wants every student to feel they belong
Dec. 9, 2021
Tracy Johnson will receive the ASBMB’s 2022 Ruth Kirschstein Diversity in Science Award honoring a commitment to the encouragement of underrepresented minorities in the scientific enterprise.
Steps for getting started in science policy
Aug. 11, 2021
“Science policy is a fast-paced field. You must be able to shift quickly between priorities and projects, sometimes in response to what’s going on that week in federal policy.”
Giving students tools to forge a new path
June 4, 2021
"At every level of education, we need a system that is student-centric and that provides opportunities for all to pursue degrees that will allow them to become what they want to be."
Science and medicine: Connecting the known and the unknown
Aug. 24, 2020
Two years ago, Sally Zhang helped start an ASBMB Student Chapter at Emory University.
Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month 2020
June 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.
ASBMB Annual Meeting
Gingras studies proteomics’ implications for research
March 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
April 1, 2019
Neil Garg decided to change the way organic chemistry was taught.
Study of chlorinated lipids could lead to better sepsis treatment
March 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
March 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
Jan. 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
Aug. 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
April 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
Jan. 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
June 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’
April 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'
April 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’
April 1, 2017
Stanford University's Judith Frydman is honored for her contributions to research in biochemistry and molecular biology.