ASCB Gets $1 Million Grant to Support MAC Career and Mentoring Programs

The ASCB has received a nearly $1 million Innovative Programs to Enhance Research Training (IPERT) grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to support new and ongoing programs of the Society’s Minorities Affairs Committee (MAC). The IPERT grant will provide $496,316 a year  … Read more


NIH Leaders Talk Training at ASCB Council Meeting

“Science has changed dramatically in the past two decades, but graduate education has not,” Jon Lorsch, Director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), told a room full of ASCB Councilors and National Institutes of Health (NIH) administrators, meeting at the Society’s headquarters  … Read more


On Celebrating Discovery and Building a Meeting

The most important event of our Society is the Annual Meeting. This year, the meeting will be held in San Francisco. And while the weather forecast is still undetermined, we look forward to welcoming you here with a sunny disposition and the most exciting science in  … Read more


Did you know?

You Can Promote Public Awareness of Science with a COMPASS Outreach Grant COMPASS Outreach Grants provide funds to ASCB members to promote science outreach projects—like visits to labs for students, science fairs, and other ideas for engaging the public. The Grants for Outreach:  Support ASCB  … Read more


Lorna E. Young to Receive MBoC Paper of the Year Award

Lorna E. Young of the Department of Biochemistry, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, was named by the Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBoC) Editorial Board as recipient of the 25th annual MBoC Paper of the Year Award. As a postdoc in Henry Higgs’ lab,  … Read more


ASCB-Gibco Emerging Leader Prize Essays

In fall 2015, ASCB awarded the first-ever 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 underwritten by Gibco, a brand of Thermo Fisher  … Read more


Remembrance of Wastebooks Past

Senator Jeff Flake’s (R-AZ) recently released “wastebook” entitled Twenty Questions: Government Studies That Will Leave You Scratching Your Head, has indeed left research advocates scratching their heads. The wastebook targets federally funded research projects that Flake and his staff deemed unworthy of taxpayer funds and  … Read more


Rock Your Cellular World with ASCB’s New Celldance Mashup Video

Show the world what you and your cells do in the lab. Make the case for your science in an ASCB-supported Celldance 2016 “Tell Your Own Cell Story” video. ASCB member labs are invited to propose a short (3- to 4-minute) video. Celldance 2016 will  … Read more


Leadership ABCs—The Little Things Make a Big Difference

Twenty years ago, after years of working as a leader in humanitarian organizations with operations all over the world, I was asked to take on a project to improve the communication, collaboration, and partnership among the executives of a large corporation. These individuals were highly  … Read more


Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus

The Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus held a briefing featuring Huda Akil of the University of Michigan. Akil’s presentation was focused on a very serious national epidemic: opioid addiction. Her talk, “Understanding Vulnerability to Opioid Addiction,” can be viewed at www.coalitionforlifesciences.org.