HHMI chooses four ASCB members to join 2018 investigator cadre

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) today announced that it will invest $200 million in a new cadre of 19 investigators, a group of individuals known for pushing the boundaries of biomedical research. The four long-time ASCB members in the new group of investigators announced  … Read more

Nogales voted 2020 president; four new council members chosen

Eva Nogales was elected by ASCB members to serve as ASCB President in 2020. Nogales is a Senior Faculty Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Structural Biology at the University of California,  … Read more

Nine ASCB members elected to National Academy of Sciences

The American Society for Cell Biology congratulates nine ASCB members recently elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) on May 1, 2018. NAS added 84 new members and 21 foreign associates to its ranks in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original  … Read more

Exploring our microscopic world at the USA Science and Engineering Festival

In early April, Washington, DC, was swarming with tourists for the annual Cherry Blossom Festival, but that wasn’t the only event that brought families to the nation’s capital. At the same time, the USA Science and Engineering Festival (USASEF) took place in the Walter E.  … Read more

What it’s like to create a Celldance video
April 2018 Newsletter

There is no doubt that we live in a society that is increasingly reliant on digital media, allowing us to learn by way of compelling visuals in easily digestible video formats at rapid speeds. With sites like YouTube, you can use videos to learn how  … Read more

Holzbaur, Nogales run for ASCB president; Eight candidates seek council seats
April 2018 Newsletter

The two nominees for ASCB President-Elect are Erika L.F. Holzbaur, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, and Eva Nogales, University of California, Berkeley/HHMI and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The elected candidate will serve on the Society’s Executive Committee as President-Elect in 2019, ASCB President  … Read more

ASCB council discusses publishing, approves reduced membership rates for scientists from low-income countries
February 2018 Newsletter

The ASCB Council met December 1, 2017, prior to the ASCB|EMBO Meeting in Philadelphia. The day was jam-packed with updates from staff and committee chairs. The morning kicked off with a welcome to new Council members whose terms began January 2018. They included ASCB President-Elect  … Read more

New home, new look for ASCB’s journals
February 2018 Newslettermboc

In late March Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBoC) and CBE—Life Sciences Education (LSE) will move to a new hosting platform. With that change will come new, more modern website designs and new features. One feature that will be introduced with the move is “single  … Read more

In Memoriam: Ian R. Gibbons, 86, dynein discoverer

Ian Gibbons, a long-time visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, died January 30, 2018. He was 86. Gibbons had been a member of ASCB since 1961. He was noted for his discovery of the motor protein dynein.Together with Ron Vale of the University  … Read more

In Memoriam: Uno Lindberg, 78, leading scholar in cell motility

Uno Lindberg, who elucidated the role of the profilin:actin complex in cell motility, died June 30, 2017 at the age of 78, eight years after an unfortunate accident that left him wheelchair-bound and unable to speak or write, but attentive and communicative with a clear  … Read more