International scientists

The visa voyage
Feature

The visa voyage

July 24, 2024

International scientists fight through red tape and regulations for a chance to train and work in the U.S.

The language barrier: Daily struggles of an immigrant in science
Essay

The language barrier: Daily struggles of an immigrant in science

July 17, 2024

“Because I’m afraid of being misunderstood or judged for my accent or grammar mistakes, I sometimes hesitate to speak up in meetings or share my ideas with colleagues,” Thiago Pasin writes.

'I can do it without making a face'
Essay

'I can do it without making a face'

July 10, 2024

Betty B. Tong describes the life lessons she learned 35 years ago as a Chinese graduate student in the U.S.

Shades of cultural difference
Essay

Shades of cultural difference

July 4, 2024

“I was perplexed,” Humphrey Omeoga writes. “(M)y greetings frequently went unacknowledged. In Nigeria, people are always willing to accept and return greetings, especially from a foreigner.”

Advancing science through adventure
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Advancing science through adventure

June 27, 2024

“Everyone around me assumed that the privilege and support of my family, coupled with my natural proclivity for science and writing, would lead me inevitably to biomedical science,” Yamini Dalal writes. “And so it has.”

Seeking refuge in science
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Seeking refuge in science

June 26, 2024

“Be it our racial background, upbringing or gender, diversity helps advance science by filling in gaps,” Minh Bui writes. “Each person alone is not equipped to address every question.”

Getting to know scientists half a world away
Essay

Getting to know scientists half a world away

April 24, 2024

In a program at Wellesley College, students interview and write about researchers at a university in Ghana.

Touching the future from the bench
Research Spotlight

Touching the future from the bench

April 10, 2024

Scholar, scientist, teacher and mentor Odutayo Odunuga discusses the important roles of the institutional PI, his journey and his research.

ASBMB raises concerns about proposed NIH subaward policy
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ASBMB raises concerns about proposed NIH subaward policy

July 7, 2023

The society says the new policy, if adopted, will discourage collaboration and heighten administrative burden on scientists.