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RED chromosome pictureThe journal is calling for submissions to a new series that explores the role of the Y chromosome in development and disease. Learn more about the series here.

Deadline for submissions is October 30, 2020

Series Editors: Fadi Charchar, Chris Lau, and Tatsuo Kido


Award series
Winners of the 2018 Ming K. Jeang award for excellence in Cell & Bioscience
Edited by Dr Yun-Bo Shi

Thematic series
Calcium and Calcium Signaling
Edited by Dr Xuehong Xu

Review series
Articles by SCBA Awardees

Review series
The Expanding Functions of Thyroid Hormone
Edited by Dr Jiemin Wong & Dr Shaochung Victor Hsia

Review series
Genome Stability
Edited by Dr Guo-Min Li

Review series
Genome Editing
Edited by Dr Yiping Qi

Aims and scope

Cell & Bioscience, the official journal of the Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America, is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that encompasses all areas of life science research.

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Editor Profile

Dr Yun-Fai Chris Lau, Editor-in-Chief

Dr Lau is a Professor at the University of California, San Francisco, and a Research Career Scientist of the San Francisco VA Health Care System. After serving as a founding Associate Editor of the Editorial Board, he has been appointed as the Editor-in-Chief of Cell & Bioscience, effective January 1, 2020. Dr Lau received his B.A. in Chemistry from the Harpur College at the Binghamton University in 1973, and his M.Sc. in 1976 and Ph.D. in 1979 in Cell Biology from the M.D. Anderson-UT Health Graduate School of Biomedical Science at Houston, Texas. He received additional postdoctoral training under an AP Giannini fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco from 1979-84 and was involved in the early technology development in whole genome recombinant DNA library constructions. In 1984, he became a faculty member of the Department of Medicine.  Dr Lau is interested in understanding the functions of genes on the male-specific Y chromosome and their X-homologues in sex determination and sex differences in human diseases and cancers, using molecular genetics, genomics and transgenic strategies. Dr Lau has mentored numerous undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty members throughout his academic career.  He has published over 140 research articles, scientific reviews and book chapters and edited two books in his fields.

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NIH response to SCBA Open Letter

SCBA Open Letter on Racial Profiling in Science

SCBA Newsletter, September 2018

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SCBA Newsletter, March 2018

SCBA Newsletter, December 2017

SCBA Newsletter, September 2017

SCBA Newsletter, June 2017

SCBA Newsletter, March 2017

SCBA Newsletter, December 2016

SCBA Newsletter, September 2016

SCBA Newsletter, June 2016

2017 SCBA Symposium Call for Proposals

SCBA Newsletter, March 2016

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