What has the COVID pandemic taught us about science?

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed us to new limits on our acceptance of science and nature. I believe (and I hope) that we will look back on this pandemic as a major turning point in modern medicine. As we emerge from the dust of political scandals and public health incompetence we will find that this [...]

PISA Registration is OPEN!

https://videopress.com/v/gFSVeGSz?autoPlay=true&loop=true&muted=true&persistVolume=false&posterUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fasippathways.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2020%2F09%2F2-1.png&preloadContent=metadata register now! Visit the #PISA2020 Website below for the Virtual Program, Registration Information and abstract Submission! https://pisa20.asip.org/ Meeting registration rates are discounted and reasonable, especially for members We hope you will encourage your colleagues and peers who might be interested to attend PISA2020 to join the ASIP and take advantage of the discounts. ASIP [...]

#ASIP2021 is going Virtual!

Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Experimental Biology has been forced to cancel our in-person meeting in Indianapolis, IN, May 1-4, 2021. However, we will offer Experimental Biology Virtual, which means that you, and your colleagues, will have many new and exciting opportunities for scientific discovery without travel.Experimental Biology Virtual will bring you the latest research in anatomy, biochemistry [...]

Virtual Conferences: How will conferencing change after COVID?

Many of us were getting ready for spring conference season when COVID hit. Now, however, we need to look to the future of conferencing and consider what will change when it comes to conferencing post COVID. Will anything Change? My answer to this... absolutely not. I think people will be so anxious to get outside [...]

Pathogenesis

Executive Officer’s Blog June 1, 2020 Who We Are We find ourselves in desperate times with unique and overwhelming challenges not unlike the trials and tribulations encountered by past generations of people down through history. We see crises in every direction that we look and it is difficult to know how to respond effectively. History [...]

Post COVID-19 world: Is STEM academia in trouble?

Class of 2020, how does it feel? No giant ceremony, no group photos, and worst of all no family. Thousands of students from high school through professional degree programs graduated the Class of 2020 this past weekend. This year is definitely unique, but the Spring 2020 semester is likely going to set the stage for [...]

A Message from The ASIP Executive Officer

https://youtu.be/kWmXgpVagTE https://videopress.com/v/EqpvN03x?preloadContent=metadata Hi Bill !! Taking a moment to say how I enjoy working w/him - from my DirectorOfGraduateStudies at @UNC to ExecutiveOfficer of @ASIPath , which I have been a member for 10 yrsLMK if you want more info about membership, it is a truly special society!https://t.co/INRSSodcOI— Kristine Wadosky PhD (@KristineWadosky) April 10, 2020

Living and Working in the Era of COVID-19

William B. Coleman, PhDExecutive Officer A little over two weeks ago, on Friday, March 6th, the Meeting Planners and Executive Officers of the cooperating Societies (AAA, APS, ASBMB, ASPET, and ASIP) reluctantly announced the cancellation of the Experimental Biology 2020 meeting that was scheduled for early April in San Diego, CA. The meeting was cancelled [...]

Data Management of the Future: Electronic Lab Notebooks.

Are you prepping your virtual classrooms this week? What about lab meetings? Virtual meetings such as Zoom allow for communicating across the globe, but what about data sharing? In the era of big data generation and management it is getting harder to simply share an Excel file with a simple data set. Large high quality [...]

Should Financial Literacy Be Part of Graduate School Curriculums?

How are grants coming so far this year? Most scientists hate this question. Funding in the biosciences has always been a tooth and nail battle for most academic researchers. However, are we exacerbating this problem by the way we are teaching in graduate school? Very few graduate programs actually teach their students proper financial literacy [...]

Step 1 Medical Boards now Pass/Fail. Good or bad?

By now everyone has heard the bombshell that was dropped by the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) on February 12 about transitioning the Step 1 exam from a 3-digit numerical score to a pass/fail outcome starting in 2022. For those of you who do not know, this is the exam that is typically taken [...]

Artificial Intelligence, we can do more!

With my first post to this blog I wanted to talk about an exciting new frontier in scientific reserach and clinical medicine. A recent article on darkdaily.com discussed setbacks of the clinical utility of artificial intelligence systems for oncologists and anatomic pathologists. Understandably so, medical professionals do not want to be replaced by computers. However, [...]

What to do when your paper is out for review

So... you worked hard on your paper. You ran the experiments and wrote up the results. You got the cover letter just right, and you made sure to polish the title, the abstract, and the figures . Finally, you submitted your work to a journal, and a few days later you received an email letting you know that the editors [...]

The 1-hour Workday

Finding time to write can be difficult. As a young scientist, one can be constantly bombarded with experiments, classes, meetings... The list goes on and on. It can seem as if writing gets pushed further and further back in the "To Do List". Developing a strategy early in one's career to stay on top of [...]

ASIP Faculty Scholar Awards

Junior Faculty Scholar Awards are offered to promote the participation of early career investigators in scientific meetings and conferences. These awards recognize the outstanding research being conducted by ASIP Regular and Next-Generation Scientist members who are employed as Junior Faculty at institutions around the world. The awardee is selected on the basis of early career [...]

Meritorious Awards for Postdoctoral Trainees and Graduate Students

The Experimental Pathologist-in-Training Award (EPIT) is a prestigious award presented to an ASIP trainee member who is a postdoctoral fellow and who has excelled in investigative efforts in studying mechanisms of disease, as evidenced by an abstract submission to the ASIP annual meeting. Likewise, The Experimental Pathologist-in-Graduate Training Award (EPIGT) is a prestigious award presented to an ASIP trainee [...]

Lisa M. Coussens, PhD, FAACR, Elected as American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) President-Elect for 2021-2022

Congratulations to Dr Coussens for being elected as American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) President-Elect for 2021-2022..Dr. Coussens is the associate director for Basic Research at the Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University, where she is a professor and the chair of the Cell, Developmental, and Cancer Biology Department as well as [...]

Capitol Hill Day Report

Chhavi Chauhan, PhD The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) hosted a two-day long FASEB Virtual Capitol Hill Day on March 09, 2021 and March 11, 2021.  Forty-nine participants from 29 states and representing 26 FASEB societies attended the virtual event. Hawaii and Montana were represented for the first time. In all, 110 [...]

Dr. Anirban Maitra receives The Rodger C. Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society Award

Congratulations to Anirban Maitra, MBBS who is currently the the scientific director of the Pancreatic Cancer Research Center at MD Anderson and co-leader of the Pancreatic Cancer Moon Shot™. The GIPS Jack Yardley Investigator Award recognizes seminal contributions or a significant body of published work that advances the field of gastrointestinal pathology. Successful candidates must be first or senior authors [...]