By Courtney Lepping, Stockton University Oxitec, a biotechnology company, is launching a project that seeks to combat viral threats by using genetically modified (GM) male mosquitoes that contain a lethal gene and a gene with an identifier.
By Andrea Anastasio, ASBMB Congratulations to the 102 students who received travel awards to the 2016 ASBMB annual meeting!
By Dr. James T. Hazzard and Andrew Hausrath, University of Arizona Due to significant generational differences, a major challenge for us older folks at the university and college level is effectively sharing our passion for science and how to prepare high school students for the college experience.
By Melissa Harnois, University of Arizona Each summer, the University of Arizona Biochemistry Club hosts BlastOff!, a week long summer camp which is offered free of charge to middle school students from low-income areas of Tucson.
By Rosie Wenrich, Marymount Manhattan College Marymount Manhattan College is a small liberal arts college in New York City with a growing biology program. The biology major consists of 40-50 students, allowing ample amounts of one-on-one attention for students and teachers, as well as multiple in-house research opportunities.
By Andrea, Anastasio, ASBMB Morgan Stark, Otterbein University, is a recipient of the 2015 ASBMB Undergraduate Research award. Morgan shares on the importance of undergraduate research experience.
By Taylor Szyszka, University of Sydney in Australia The ability to present a clear and engaging scientific poster is one that will help you throughout your career as a scientist. It’s important to begin developing this skill early!
By Andrea Anastasio, ASBMB Elizabeth Brown, St. Olaf College, is a recipient of the 2015 ASBMB Undergraduate Research award. She shares her plans for continuing her love of research.
By Philip S. Clifford, University of Illinois at Chicago Sports teams would never go into competition, military units would never go into battle and contractors would never construct a building without having detailed plans. Why should a young scientist’s career be any different?
By Shane Falcinelli, University of Maryland, College Park So you have been accepted to that summer research internship you applied for? Congratulations! You have worked hard to get to this point. But now what? You may have questions like these: “How can I be successful this summer? Will my supervisor like me? What will be…
By Andrea Anastasio, ASBMB Kaelan Brennan, Purdue University, is a recipient of the 2015 ASBMB Undergraduate Research award. He shares how his love of science began and offers advice to undergraduates thinking of pursuing research.