• Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBoC), the ASCB’s peer-reviewed science journal, is published twice monthly. MBoC publishes important research in all areas of cell biology and life sciences, from biophysics to genetics to neuroscience. ASCB members get a 20% discount on page charges.
  • CBE—Life Sciences Education (LSE)—the ASCB’s quarterly education journal, is a peer-reviewed journal of biology education research and evidence-based biology teaching.
  • The ASCB Newsletter, which is published 11 times per year, provides information on funding opportunities, public policy, careers, meetings and other topics of interest.


  • iBiology provides scientific and educational videos of interest to students and educators at all levels.
  • The ASCB Science Navigator: identify scientific experts, trace the basic research behind clinical trials, or sort the latest scientific news through this three-in-one science intelligence source.
  • The Cell: An Image Library-CCDB is a freely accessible, easy-to-search public repository of reviewed and annotated images, videos, and animations of cells.

Career Services

Scientific Meetings

  • ASCB funding is available for graduate students and postdocs to organize one-day local meetings at their institution. This is a great way to gain organization and leadership skills.
  • Members get discounted registration for the ASCB Annual Meeting
  • Travel and childcare awards enable members to attend the Annual Meeting. Travel awards are available for postdoctoral fellows, underrepresented minorities, graduate students, undergraduate students, junior faculty, and international members.


  • Become involved in ASCB’s important work to change policies in Washington, DC, in support of basic biomedical research.
  • Join Capitol Hill Days that bring scientists face-to-face with their Representatives.
  • Read Public Policy updates in each issue of the ASCB Newsletter.


  • Apply for The ASCB Kaluza Prizes supported by Beckman Coulter that honor excellence in graduate student research.
  • Enjoy nomination privileges for ASCB Awards


Special Discounts

  • Discounts on other science journals
  • Discounts offered to ASCB members by Life Science Suppliers
  • Avis and Hertz rental car discounts
  • GEICO Direct auto, homeowners, condo/rental, and boat insurance (U.S. only)
  • Discounts on ASCB books and merchandise.
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