Michael Skinner Shifting the Genetic Paradigm with Epigenetics Member Spotlight July 8, 2016 Biologist Michael Skinner isn’t one to shy away from a good fight. In fact, prominently displayed on his webpage are the words: “If you are not doing something controversial, you are not doing something important.” A rebel by nature, the 60-year-old AAAS Fellow is fond of quoting Thomas Kuhn, best known for his treatise describing how scientific beliefs—called paradigms—are established and then torn down. For the last decade, Skinner has been tearing down biology’s bedrock, its paradigm par excellence: genetic determinism, the idea that DNA is destiny. VIDEO: AAAS Colloquium Series: Leadership Lessons from Confronting Crises Video May 24, 2016 Leadership skills are often honed in the crucible of crisis, for issues ranging from a budget meltdown to a natural disaster. Science Editor-in-Chief and president-elect, National Academy of Sciences, Marcia McNutt is no stranger to crisis management—during her years helming the USGS, she was known as the "master of disaster." In this AAAS Colloquium Talk, she gives examples of lessons she has gained from her career of fighting oil spills, responding to earthquakes, reinventing institutions, and even combating scientific misconduct. Teacher of the Month: Melissa Brown Teacher of the Month: Melissa Brown Member Spotlight May 2, 2016 Melissa BrownTeacher, Albemarle High School, near Charlottesville, Virginia Background: Brown teaches Honors Anatomy & Physiology and AP Biology II. She has been teaching for 19 years, all at AHS, and developed the Anatomy & Physiology curriculum. Prior to switching careers, she was a Registered Medical Technologist.  EMBL-Wellcome Genome Campus conferences Tuesday, April 19, 2016 Through the tremendous advances in the technology of mass spectrometry-based proteomics and its applications, the research has expanded to most areas of biology that deal with proteins. This conference will focus on the application of proteomics to cell biology and unraveling disease mechanisms by addressing conceptually novel ways to study long-standing questions in these fields. Computer scientist, bioengineer, and professor Erik Winfree Erik Winfree studies the computational components of DNA Member Spotlight April 7, 2016 When you first visit Erik Winfree's lab, where researchers study how to write algorithms and program the behavior of molecules, it's hard to know what to expect. After all, when Winfree looks at the code that underlies DNA, he sees a programming language. Kate Vogel, professor emerita of biology at the University of New Mexico Kate Vogel talks tendons and tenure for pioneering women Member Spotlight March 18, 2016 For Kate Vogel, science has been all about connections—the ties that bind muscle to bone, and linking more women to careers in biology. In three decades as a professor at the University of New Mexico, the AAAS Lifetime Member devoted much of her time to studying the biochemistry of tendons. And as a scientist, instructor and administrator, she devoted herself to encouraging and mentoring other women who wanted to follow her path into the laboratory. Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists now accepting entries Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists now accepting entries Wednesday, March 2, 2016 We believe that excellent young researchers deserve a little extra attention and endorsement. If you are a recent Ph.D. graduate, you could be the next winner of the Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists.     Submissions are now open for 2016 entries. Doctoral graduates may submit an essay based on their thesis work. Four winners, in different categories, will be selected for this international award. Application deadline: August 1, 2016. Revere High School Teacher David Eatough Teacher of the Month: David Eatough Member Spotlight March 2, 2016 David EatoughTeacher, Revere High School in Revere, Massachusetts Background: David Eatough teaches Advanced Placement Biology, Advanced Placement Environmental Science, and Anatomy/Physiology. He’s blessed to have wonderful, hardworking students, and says the diversity of his school’s student population is their greatest strength, and that the world would benefit from witnessing how they work together. Oceanographer Kendra Daly studies key Antarctic food source Kendra Daly studies key Antarctic food source Member Spotlight March 11, 2016 Researching zooplankton ecology in the most extreme ocean environments on the planet has taught AAAS Fellow Kendra Daly a thing or two about field work. She has spent so many days at sea that it adds up to nine years, almost a quarter of her career as a biological oceanographer. And no matter the location, one thing holds true—field work doesn’t always go as planned. Science announces two new high-impact research journals Science announces two new high-impact research journals Thursday, February 18, 2016 What do immunology and robotics have in common? They’ve inspired new online journals from AAAS: Science Immunology and Science Robotics. Both will launch this year.