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How Cell Biologists Work: Gaia Pigino on grace under pressure, making things, understanding cilium
COMPASS

Gaia Pigino is a research group leader at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG). Her group uses cryo-EM and electron tomography to uncover the structural organization of protein complexes within  … Read more

Council approves strategic plan; visits Capitol Hill during spring meeting
EdComm

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  … Read more

ASCB statement on the reappointment of Francis Collins as NIH director

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) is pleased with the announcement by the White House that Francis Collins has been permanently reappointed as Director of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). Since being  … 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  … 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  … Read more

ASCB-Gibco Emerging Leader Prize Essay – June 2017
June 2017 NewsletterAwards

In fall 2016, ASCB awarded ASCB-Gibco Emerging Leader Prizes to three cell biology researchers. ASCB introduced the prizes to honor not-yet-tenured independent investigators with outstanding scientific accomplishments and strong publication track records. The prizes were  … 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  … Read more