Author Archives: Debra Speert

Up-to-date data on science funding in your state and district

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) released updated information on the federal investment in research in states and districts in the United States. The factsheets, which specify local funding from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, United States Department of Agriculture, and Department of Energy, now contain data from fiscal… Read More »

FASEB partners with March for Science

On March 8, the Board of Directors of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) voted to support the March for Science. Nearly 400 marches in 37 countries are currently planned for the April 22 event. “The March for Science has advanced public awareness of the vital role science plays in everyone’s lives.… Read More »

Fellowship for geneticists shows different aspects of science policy

The Genetics & Public Policy Fellowship, sponsored by The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), is three science policy fellowships in one. The 16-month program offers rotations with the Policy and Program Analysis Branch at NHGRI, a congressional office or committee, and the science policy office at… Read More »

Francis Collins receives FASEB award

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) presents its 2017 Public Service Award to Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., for his outstanding accomplishments in the communication of science. His ability to convey the excitement, achievements, and promise of biomedical research to the general public has benefited the scientific community. “Francis Collins is a… Read More »

Winners of 2016 FASEB BioArt competition announced

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) is pleased to announce the winners of the fifth annual BioArt competition. This year’s 10 winning images and three videos represent a wide range of research in the biomedical and life sciences, from technology that may aid in recovery from spinal cord injury to a portrait… Read More »

FASEB society members win major prizes

Seven scientists with ties to the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology were among the 2016 winners of the Nobel Prize, Lasker Awards, and MacArthur “Genius Grants.” Yoshinori Ohsumi, PhD, a member of both the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) and the Genetics Society of America, was awarded the Nobel Prize in… Read More »

Capitol Hill briefing showcases NSF-funded research

On September 20, a standing-room-only crowd of congressional staff and research advocates attended the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Capitol Hill briefing on developmental biology research. Jane Silverthorne, PhD, the Deputy Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Biological Sciences introduced the event, which featured the role of fundamental… Read More »