Public Service Award

The Society’s highest honor for public service, selected by the ASCB Public Policy Committee. The ASCB Public Service Award recognizes outstanding national leadership in support of biomedical research. The nominator or self-nominator must be an ASCB member, but the award winner need not be an  … Read more

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Merton Bernfield Memorial Award

The Award was established with member donations in memory of Merton Bernfield. Who is Eligible: An outstanding graduate student or postdoctoral fellow (at the time of nomination) who has excelled in research. How to Apply: Provide a one-page research statement, a CV (including list of  … Read more

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Young UK Cell Biologist

2015 – Samuel H. Crossman, The Francis Crick Institute, London 2014 – Zsofia Novak 2013 – Andrei Luchici, University College of London and Kings College London 2012 – Liam Cheeseman, University of Liverpool 2011 – Ian McGough, University of Bristol 2010 – Nathanael Cottam, University of York 2009  … Read more

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MBoC Paper of the Year

Chosen by MBoC Associate Editors, the first author of the paper judged to be the best of the year, from June to May. Nominators must be ASCB members. MBoC Paper of the Year Awardees   2017 – Nick Davenport 2016 – Lorna E. Young and  … Read more

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E.E. Just Lecture Award

Presented by the Minorities Affairs Committee (MAC) at the ASCB Annual Meeting to memorialize early 20th-century biologist E. E. Just and to recognize outstanding scientific achievement by a minority scientist. The Awardee is selected by the ASCB MAC. Nomination letters should include a description of  … Read more

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Keith R. Porter Lecture Award

This lecture, named in memory of Keith R. Porter, is presented by an eminent cell biologist each year at the Annual Meeting. The ASCB Program Committee and the ASCB President recommend the Porter Lecturer to the Porter Endowment each year. Past Porter Lecturers 2017 –  … Read more

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Early Career Life Scientist Award

Who is Eligible: An outstanding scientist who has served as an independent investigator for no more than seven years as of May 15. How to Apply: Provide a CV, one-page research statement, and letter of support. You may apply more than once. Awards: The winner  … Read more

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Bruce Alberts Award for Excellence in Science Education

Who is Eligible: An individual who has demonstrated innovative and sustained contributions to science education, with particular emphasis on the broad local, regional, and/or national impact of the nominee’s activities. Nominators and self-nominators must be ASCB members, but the candidate and support letter authors need  … Read more

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Cell Biologists Announce Child-Care Grants For Scientist-Parents at the ASCB Annual Meeting

BETHESDA, MD – In an innovative program to help researchers, particularly women, balance their responsibilities as scientists and parents, the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) today announced that a grant from the Elsevier Foundation will fund awards for child care during the Society’s 2008  … Read more

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