Alyson Smith is an ASBMB Today contributor who writes about ASBMB scientists and their research. She recently earned her Ph.D. at The Scripps Research Institute, where she studied the red blood cell cytoskeleton. She now works as a scientist and scientific writer at Vala Sciences in San Diego. She is passionate about communicating science through the written word and enjoys working with other scientists to analyze and present data and to craft compelling stories about their discoveries for a variety of platforms. Outside of the office, she advocates for other scientists by volunteering for the local chapter of the Association for Women in Science and for PhD Balance, an organization that supports graduate student mental health. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, running and baking. You can find more of her writing at https://cellsandbooks.home.blog/
Articles by Alyson Smith
Fuchs goes boldly where no stem cell biologist has gone before
Dec. 22, 2021
Elaine Fuchs will receive the ASBMB’s Bert and Natalie Vallee Award in Biomedical Science, awarded to an established scientist for outstanding accomplishments in basic biomedical research.
ASBMB Annual Meeting
Decoding organ communication systems
March 4, 2021
Ilia Droujinine will speak during the Molecular & Cellular Proteomics presentation on biological insights revealed by proteomics at the 2021 ASBMB Annual Meeting.
Dagar dissects a prostate cancer driver
Feb. 8, 2020
This JBC/Tabor award winner has found a way to block androgen signaling in prostate cancer cells.
Ants in the lab
Dec. 1, 2019
Take a peek inside the labs of Danny Reinberg and Shelley Berger, who use ants to study the role of epigenetics and gene expression in behavior and aging.
Torres honored for decades dedicated to diversity in science
April 1, 2019
As an undergraduate, Jorge Torres helped found an organization to recruit minority students. As a PI studying the mitotic spindle, he continues to mentor underrepresented scientists.
JBC Tabor award: Calculating the protein—evolution connection
March 1, 2019
Sandeep Eswarappa uses mathematical models to study a fusion of two genes in single-celled ancestors of modern animals.
Seeking new techniques to track protein breakdown
March 1, 2019
Jana Zecha named MCP early-career investigator.