Catalyzing graduate education

In April, the National Institute of General Medical Sciences hosted a symposium called “Catalyzing the Modernization of Graduate Education.” The symposium preceded an article written by NIGMS Director Jon Lorsch and colleagues outlining graduate education issues and featuring potential solutions from innovative programs. ASBMB Education and Professional Development Manager Erica Siebrasse participated in the event.…

Guest Blog: Jeremy Berg talks Sustainable Research Funding

Below is a guest post by Jeremy Berg of the University of Pittsburgh. Berg is a past president of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, a past winner of the ASBMB’s Howard K. Schachman Public Service Award and the new editor-in-chief of the journal Science. Berg helped lead ASBMB’s advocacy efforts during his…

Let me introduce myself

Greetings all! My name is Andrew Stothert, and I am the new science policy fellow at the ASBMB. With this fellowship, I hope to gain the knowledge and experience necessary to launch a lifelong career of advocating for increased federal funding for biomedical research and promoting beneficial science policy reform for the research community. I…

Greetings

Greetings Policy Blotter readers, My name is André Porter, and I am the new policy analyst here at the ASBMB.  I will be working to make sure that the policy issues relevant to the biochemistry and molecular biology community are advocated for and that the community stays abreast to the changes in the political landscape. …

A farewell to the ASBMB

Today I bid farewell to the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. After three and a half years at the ASBMB, I will start in a new position next week as the director of Rescuing Biomedical Research. I have enjoyed my time at the ASBMB mostly because I have been able to work on,…

ASBMB Capitol Hill Day applications now available

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is now accepting applications for our annual Student/Postdoc Hill Day! Every year, the ASBMB brings trainees from across the country to meet with their Congressional leaders in Washington, D.C. This fully-funded opportunity gives trainees the chance to help promote scientific research by directly interacting with policymakers. The deadline to…

The ASBMB Sustainability Summit

Training periods and trainee populations have increased over the past decade despite stagnant federal funding, resulting in a research workforce that is expanding beyond the capacity of the available funding to support it. A variety of groups have written reports describing these problems in great detail and made a series of recommendations to fix them.…