The inaugural volume of Cell & Systems Biology’s graduate student newsletter is out! The CSB Forefront covers many aspects of life in grad school. Faculty profiles give insights into what motivates CSB professors. Graduate student life is covered in housing profiles, lifestyle surveys and book reviews. Conference presentations and research publications from CSB labs are celebrated. There are articles on finding jobs after graduation and new initiatives to boost your career profile.

Chief editors Francis Lee and Tatiana Ruiz Bedoya drive this project with the objective of strengthening CSB’s sense of community by celebrating student achievements and by discussing shared interests and struggles. The CSB Forefront also provides a safe and inclusive platform for graduate students to share their ideas and experiences. In this spirit, the Forefront team is always looking for a graduate student who wants to express their ideas either via text or visuals. If you have something you would like to share with our community, contact details are in the newsletter!