FASEB Welcomes New President and Officers

On July 1, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) welcomed its new President, Thomas O. Baldwin, PhD. Dr. Baldwin is Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry at the University of California, Riverside. Dr. Baldwin’s lab examined the structural and molecular biology of bacterial luciferase, a class of oxidative enzymes that allows certain marine bacteria… Read More »

Sixth Annual BioArt Competition Opens

The sixth annual BioArt competition, a celebration of the artistic side of scientific research, is now open for entries. Through the competition, FASEB aims to highlight the breadth of biomedical and life science studies, ranging from bacterial biofilms to organism development. The BioArt collection also depicts the wide variety of cutting-edge technologies employed by investigators.… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

House Budget Committee Close to Agreement on Revised Spending Caps; Appropriators Make Progress on Fiscal Year 2018 Spending Bills; Treasury Secretary Adjusts Debt Ceiling Deadline Members of Congress left Washington for the Independence Day recess knowing that fiscal issues will be a primary focus on the legislative agenda when they return July 10. Prior to… Read More »

FASEB and NIGMS Host Workshop on Responsible Communication of Research

On June 22, FASEB partnered with the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) to host a day-long workshop, “Responsible Communication of Basic Biomedical Research: Enhancing Awareness and Avoiding Hype,” at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The meeting hosted a diverse group of invited panelists representing academic science, industry, public relations, marketing,… Read More »

FASEB 2018 Excellence in Science Award Recipient Announced

Lynne Maquat, PhD, will receive the 2018 FASEB Excellence in Science Award. The award recognizes women whose outstanding career achievements in biological science have contributed significantly to the understanding of a particular discipline through scientific achievements, training of students and postdoctoral fellows, and contributions to the broader scientific community. Recipients of this award receive an… Read More »

FASEB Submits Comments to Senate Agriculture Committee

Following a June 15 hearing on the importance of agricultural research, FASEB submitted comments to the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry regarding the forthcoming 2018 Farm Bill. The comments were adapted from the United States Department of Agriculture chapter of the fiscal year (FY) 2018 FASEB Federal Funding Report by removing the specific… Read More »

Senators Voice Support for Agricultural Research at Two Hearings

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue expressed his support for a number of the department’s programs during a Senate Agricultural Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on June 13. He testified on the Trump Administration’s fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget request of for the Department of Agriculture (USDA).  In his opening statement, Subcommittee Chairman John Hoeven (R-ND) stated concern… Read More »