ASBMB statement on Trump’s decision to end DACA

  In response to President Donald J. Trump’s decision to end DACA, the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology released the following statement: The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, which represents more than 10,000 scientists throughout the world, strongly condemns the actions taken by President Donald Trump to end the Deferred Action…

Statement from the ASBMB on its commitment to diversity and inclusion upon the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is committed to ensuring a diverse, inclusive and supportive environment in which scientists can make the important breakthroughs that will improve the health and quality of life of people across the world. During the 2016 presidential election, we heard harsh rhetoric  that caused great concern among those…

Advocacy Spotlight: Melanie Alvarado

ASBMB’s Advocate Spotlight will highlight the efforts of science advocates to share the importance of biomedical research. If you know someone telling the story of science to legislators to advance science policy, emailsmartin@asbmb.org, so that we can consider them. Melanie Alvarado is a graduate student at the University of Alaska Anchorage and studies HIV reactivation…

UPDATED: Registration deadline for postdoc workshop – Jan. 6

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology has partnered with the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to present the 2012 Workshop for Postdocs Transitioning to Independent Positions. The workshop will be held on March 12-13, 2012, at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., and is designed to provide information for postdoctoral…

Study finds black researchers less likely to receive NIH funding

Last week, a study released in Science reported a disturbing gap in the funding success rates of black scientists. The study, commissioned by the National Institutes of Health, looked at 83,000 RO1 grant applications from 2000 to 2006 and compared the applicants’ self-identified ethnicity to the probability of receiving an award. The authors hypothesized that scientists…