February 2012

ASBMB Award for Exemplary Contributions to Education

Donald and Judith Voet of the University of Pennsylvania and Swarthmore College, respectively, have achieved "superstar status."


ASBMB publications: great value in modern times

ASBMB President Suzanne Pfeffer writes about the evolution of scientific publishing over the years and underscores the society’s commitment to providing high-quality service and features to its members and journal authors.


ASBMB Young Investigator Award

Kim Orth’s efforts said to be "nothing short of dazzling."


Avanti Award in Lipids

Rutgers University's George M. Carman received the award for his seminal contributions to the understanding of lipid metabolism.


Herbert A. Sober Lectureship

Peggy Farnham is honored for her leadership and pioneering work analyzing transcriptional elements involved in regulation of cell-signaling pathways.


Member update

ASBMB members are recognized for their work in food science, receptor pharmacology and student engagement. Plus, 50 ASBMB members elected to be AAAS fellows.


Paul M. Doty (1920—2011)

Jacques R. Fresco of Princeton University reflects on Doty's scientific accomplishments and his dedication to "the bringing together of scientists from both sides of the Iron Curtain."


Task force report: ASBMB women in academe

A special task force reports on survey results that showed the number of women among biochemistry teacher–scholar applicants is low relative to the number among postdoctoral trainees.


The value of basic research shouldn’t be lost in translation

ASBMB’s policy fellow, Julie McClure, weighs in on the creation of the National Center for Advancing Translational Science and what it means for those conducting basic research.


Yale's Elisabetta Ullu wins inaugural Alice and C.C. Wang Award

Ullu was recognized for her lab’s work with the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma brucei, which causes African sleeping sickness, to uncover a novel mechanism of gene silencing known as RNA interference.

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