Michael Hall wins 2017 Lasker Basic Medical Research Award

Michael N. Hall has won the 2017 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award. Hall, an ASCB member since 2002, conducts research at Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland, and was recognized for his discoveries concerning the nutrient-activated TOR proteins and their central role in the metabolic  … Read more

Scientists helping scientists

As the rains from Hurricane Harvey came to an end along the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast, the generosity of ASCB members showed itself once again with offers of support ranging from bench space to places to stay. ASCB members from as far away as  … Read more

Members in the News for July 2017
July/August 2017 NewsletterMembers in the News

Several members of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) have attained notable achievements in recent weeks. Congratulations to one and all. 2017 Shaw Prize for Life Science and Medicine Ian Gibbons (left) and Ron Vale both have been awarded the prestigious 2017 Shaw Prize in  … Read more

­In Memoriam: Nathaniel B. Kurnick, 99, expert in hematology, oncology
July/August 2017 NewsletterIn Memoriam

Nathaniel B. Kurnick, medical professor, clinician, and exp­­­ert in oncology and hematology, passed away February 18, 2017, at his home in Huntington Beach, CA, at the age of 99. Kurnick had been a member of ASCB since 1973. Born on November 8, 1917, in New  … Read more

Maquat Receives Lifetime Achievement Award in Science from International RNA Society

Lynne E. Maquat has received the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award in Science from the International RNA Society for her research on what happens in cells during disease, making seminal contributions to the understanding of RNA’s role in sickness and in health. Maquat, who is the  … Read more

Council approves strategic plan; visits Capitol Hill during spring meeting

Members of the American Society for Cell Biology’s (ASCB) Council met May 15 and 16 in Bethesda for their spring business meeting as well as to meet with members of Congress on May 17. The Council discussed membership, the Society’s peer-reviewed journal Molecular Biology of  … Read more

In Memoriam: Nancy L.R. Bucher, 104, pioneer of growth control and catalytic member of ASCB
June 2017 NewsletterIn Memoriam

Nancy Bucher, who died in February, was one of the first women to receive an MD degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, but this was not to be her “last first.” In her early career at Harvard’s Huntington Laboratory at Massachusetts General  … Read more

Erika C. Shugart, ASCB Executive Director
The Next Five Years for ASCB
June 2017 NewsletterExecutive Director's Columns

I have now had the pleasure of leading ASCB for a year. I have had the good fortune of getting to know many of you during this time and I look forward to the opportunity to meet more of you in the future. As I  … Read more

Emma Shelton
In Memoriam: Emma Shelton, 96, cell biologist and ASCB’s first executive director
June 2017 NewsletterIn Memoriam

Emma Shelton, research biologist and first executive director of the ASCB, passed away March 29, 2017, at her home in Bethesda, MD, not far from Society headquarters. She was 96 and died from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. Born in 1920, Shelton pioneered many firsts for  … Read more

Spotlight: COMPASS Outreach Grant recipients

The ASCB Committee for Postdocs and Students (COMPASS) is a group of trainees dedicated to promoting the voice and visibility of early career scientists, including through science outreach. Such outreach not only allows us to showcase to the public how government funds are spent toward scientific  … Read more