In Memoriam: Günter Blobel, 81, Nobel Prize winning molecular biologist
In Memoriam

Günter Blobel, who won the 1999 Nobel Prize in Medicine for discovering protein guidance mechanisms, died February 18, 2018. He was 81. Blobel was a past president of ASCB (1990), a co-recipient of the Society’s prestigious E.B Wilson Medal (1986), and an inaugural ASCB Fellow.  … Read more

In Memoriam: Morris J. Karnovsky, 91, pathology pioneer
In Memoriam

Morris J.  Karnovsky, the Shattuck Professor of Pathological Anatomy, Emeritus at Harvard Medical School, past president of ASCB (1984), winner of the Society’s prestigious E.B. Wilson Medal, and recently named ASCB Fellow, died on January 21, 2018.  He was 91. Karnovsky was noted for numerous  … Read more

The Best of the ASCB Post: 2017 Edition

ASCB strives to offer the best content for our ASCB Post readers: content that is relevant, timely, and compelling. We are proud of the blogs and articles that we present to you each week, written by individual members and staff. This year, the ASCB Post  … Read more

Two Former ASCB Presidents Win Breakthrough Prizes

Two past Presidents of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB), Don Cleveland and Peter Walter, are among the winners of the 2018 Breakthrough Prize in Biomedical Research. Cleveland, a researcher at the University of California, San Diego, was 2013 ASCB President and Walter, a  … Read more

November/December 2017 Members in the News
November/December 2017 NewsletterMembers in the News

Chantell Evans of the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) is among 15 exceptional early-career scientists selected by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in the first group of HHMI Hanna Gray Fellows. Recipients can receive up to $1.4 million over eight years to support postdoctoral training through  … Read more

ASCB Names 67 Society Fellows for 2017
Awards

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) is pleased to announce the 2017 cohort of ASCB Fellows. The honor of being named an ASCB Fellow is bestowed to ASCB members by their peers. Fellows are recognized for their meritorious efforts to advance cell biology and  … Read more

ASCB members share important research through Celldance “Tell your own cell story” videos
November/December 2017 Newsletter

The beloved Celldance video program is back for 2017, with more dazzling cell videos—reminding us of the stunning beauty as well as the practical significance of cell biology research. Celldance is a program supported by the ASCB Public Information Committee to promote public engagement and  … Read more

Embracing change to strengthen ASCB
November/December 2017 NewsletterPresident's Columns

Soon we will meet in Philadelphia for our Annual Meeting, where I will pass the gavel to incoming president Jodi Nunnari. As I prepare for this transition, I reflect on our Society, on the journey that brought us here, and on ASCB’s future. The Values  … Read more

2017 E.E. Just Award winner is JoAnn Trejo
October 2017 NewsletterAwards

It was during summers as an undergraduate while living in a small cottage on the property of immigrant engineering professor Antoni Oppenheim that this year’s E.E. Just Award winner JoAnn Trejo’s passion for science was fostered. Oppenheim’s mentoring—and certainly Trejo’s own strength and gumption—propelled her  … Read more

October 2017 Members in the News
October 2017 NewsletterMembers in the News

Lynne Maquat, University of Rochester biochemist, an ASCB member since 1991, has won the 2018 FASEB Excellence in Science Award. FASEB (the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) presents the award to women who have made outstanding contributions to the scientific community through research  … Read more