What is #GradTax about? The US research enterprise is under threat by proposed tax changes that would make it difficult for all but the wealthiest students to undertake graduate training. Restricting access to advanced training would damage the nation's ability to grow, innovate, discover new medicines, bring new technologies to market, and adapt to a changing world. On November 16th, the US House of Representatives passed H.R.1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which contains language to repeal a number of tax provisions for education. This repeal is not included the Senate's version of the bill—now under consideration. Scientists and...


Are you a postdoc looking for hands-on education experience and mentoring? Or a faculty member interested in bringing evidence-based, effective active learning strategies into your classroom? The PALM (Promoting Active Learning and Mentoring) network helps faculty and postdoctoral fellows gain hands-on experience and long-term mentorship in putting active learning strategies into practice. GSA is proud to partner with the American Society of Cell Biology (ASCB) and the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) in the development of the PALM network. In addition to resources and support, the program provides up to $2000 mentoring visit expenses per fellow, $500 mentor stipend,...


We’re taking time over the following weeks to get to know the members of the GSA’s Early Career Scientist Committees. Join us every week to learn more about our early career scientist advocates. Tiffany Baiocchi Diversity Subcommittee University of California Riverside Research interest The grubs that chew at the roots of your lawn and the bugs that burrow through the veggies in your garden may be pests to you, but they’re often a tasty meal for nematodes. My research focuses on the behavior of these microscopic worms, including how they decide which insects will make a tasty meal—and which ones won’t....


Corey Welch, Director of the STEM Scholars Program at Iowa State University, talks about how his life experiences helped him obtain a PhD and how he inspires students to reach their educational and career goals. In the Decoding Life series, we talk to geneticists with diverse career paths, tracing the many directions possible after research training. This series is brought to you by the GSA Early Career Scientist Career Development Subcommittee. How did you become interested in science, and how has your background influenced this experience? I used to ride the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation roads in Montana with my grandfather. We would...


We’re taking time over the following weeks to get to know the members of the GSA’s Early Career Scientist Committees. Join us every week to learn more about our early career scientist advocates. Narjes Alfuraiji Communication and Outreach Subcommittee University of Manchester Research Interest Aspergillus fumigatus is a filamentous fungi and a fatal pathogen responsible for the disease aspergillosis. Annually, more than 300,000 patients develop aspergillosis with mortality around fifty percent with treatment and ninety percent without. Unfortunately, there are few treatment options available and some of them are associated with toxicity or resistance. I work to identify and classify protein...