Regional meeting report: The Active Site

By Kristian Teichert Editor’s note: The Northeast Regional Meeting was supported by the ASBMB Student Chapters Regional Meeting Award. The 2017 application deadline is Jan. 13. On Oct. 16, 2016, the ASBMB student chapter at Northeastern University hosted the ASBMB Student Chapters Northeast Regional Meeting, called The Active Site. The purpose of this meeting was…

Undergraduate scholarship program opens in January

The National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral and social science health-related research. The program offers scholarship support, paid research training at the NIH during the summer and paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation. Eligibility requirements…

Announcing the winners of the ASBMB Student Chapters T-shirt contest

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2016 ASBMB Student Chapters T-shirt contest! The winning design was “Viruses,” created by the Texas Tech University chapter. T-shirts featuring their design will be sold at the 2017 ASBMB annual meeting in Chicago. The chapter will receive 10 free T-shirts. Congratulations! The “Hipster Scientist” design created by…

How can you prevent Zika virus infection?

Photo credit: Microscope With Zika Virus by Rattikankeawpun (FreeDigitalPhotos.net) By Isabel M. Zaru-Roque Zika virus has made many headlines over the past few months. As a student, this information can be overwhelming and may leave you feeling helpless. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization have the information you need…

Outreach Report: Building awareness of Duchenne muscular dystrophy

By Hannah Tam, Northeastern University With the Boston Marathon just around the corner in April 2016, Northeastern University organized a 5K run on campus. We realized this was the perfect opportunity for our ASBMB Student Chapters Day of Service outreach event, with approximately 200 runners and spectators spanning a very wide age range coming to…