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AUGUST 2014

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  • Mark your calendar: March 28 - April 1, 2015, ASBMB 2015 Annual Meeting in Boston
  • Need a job? Our careers website has new job listings and a weekly blog with positions that we think you might like.
  • ASBMB Undergraduate Affiliate Network (UAN) student chapter renewals begin September 1, 2014. 

ASBMB News

Online now: August 2014 issue of ASBMB TodayASBMB Today cover August 2014 for news item on ASBMB home pageIn our cover story, we learn about Jennifer Doudna's groundbreaking work on CRISPR and Cas9 and about her close relationship with her lab manager, who she says has played a pivotal role in her group's success. Thinking about making the jump from a faculty position to a spot in your institution's administration? See our second article in a series about moving to "the dark side" by Benjamin D. Caldwell and Mary Huff. Meanwhile, contributor Andrew Hollenbach writes about overcoming a significant roadblock on his career path: panic attacks. And Milton J. Cormier and Richard O. McCann write about the role of the Cormier lab in the cloning and expression of the GFP gene. Last, but not least, don't miss the first "President's Message" by ASBMB President Steven McKnight, who, by the way, will participate in a live-streamed Q&A session Aug. 11. Get your questions ready!  Read the August issue. 
2014 HOPES Grant Recipients

Chem LabAugust 1, 2014 – We are pleased to announce this year’s Hands-on Opportunities to Promote Engagement in Science seed grant recipients. More...

 

 


Journal News

JBC Thematic Review Series: Phospholipase D and Cancer

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Phospholipase D signaling plays a critical role in cell growth and proliferation, vesicular trafficking, secretion and endocytosis. Cancer invasion and metastasis rely heavily on cellular motility, and, as such, they have put PLD at center stage in cancer research, as outlined in this Journal of Biological Chemistry minireview series organized by Julian Gomez-Cambronero and George M. Carman.

 

JBC Thematic Minireview Series - Inteins

May 23, 2014 — Intein-mediated protein splicing raises questions and creates opportunities in fields that range from evolutionary biology, enzymology and molecular biophysics to protein design and biotechnology, as outlined in this minireview series.

Read all of the articles in this minireview series here.




Member News

ASBMB Members Named HHMI ProfessorsHHMI LogoThe Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) announced 15 scientist-educators who have been named HHMI professors. Each will receive $1 million over five years "to create activities that integrate their research with student learning in ways that enhance students' understanding of science." Forty scientists have been named HHMI professors since the program began in 2002.
New members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Academy 2013 The American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced in late April the election of 198 new members who will be inducted at a ceremony in October in Cambridge, Mass. Six ASBMB members were elected.  

 

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