1. WICB Junior Award for Excellence in Research—a woman in an early stage of her career (within seven years of appointment to an independent position at the nomination deadline) who is making exceptional scientific contributions to cell biology, is developing a strong independent research program, and exhibits the potential for continuing at a high level of scientific endeavor and leadership.
    Provide a letter of nomination, a CV, and up to three letters of support, including at least one from outside the nominee’s institution.
  2. WICB Mid-Career Award for Excellence in Research—a woman at the mid-career level (7-15 years in an independent position at the nomination deadline) who has demonstrated a track record of exceptional scientific contributions to cell biology and/or has effectively translated cell biology across disciplines, and who exemplifies a high level of scientific endeavor and leadership.
    Provide a letter of nomination, a CV, and up to three letters of support, including at least one from outside the nominee’s institution.
  3. The Sandra K. Masur Senior Leadership Award—a woman or man at a later career stage (generally full professor or equivalent) whose outstanding scientific achievements are coupled with a record of active leadership in mentoring both men and women in scientific careers.
    Provide a letter of nomination highlighting scientific achievements as well as examples of leadership and mentoring, a CV, and up to five letters of support. At least one letter must come from outside the nominee’s institution, and two must be from current or former mentees of the nominee. Letters should include specifics of the nominee’s mentoring history.

Each winner is presented with an honorarium and a plaque at the ASCB Annual Meeting. The Junior Awardee will present in a Minisymposium. Expenses to attend the Annual Meeting are paid. Please note that candidates may be nominated more than once, and members of the WICB Committee are not eligible. Nominators and self-nominators must be ASCB members.

Deadline is April 1 (electronic submission only); please send email to ASCB

Past WICB Career Recognition – Awardees
Year Senior Mid-Career Junior
2016 Susan Gerbi Tricia Serio Barbara Mellone
2015 Angelika Amon Amy S. Gladfelter Mihaela Serpe
2014 Sandra L. Schmid Valerie Weaver Valentina Greco
2013 Lucille Shapiro Elizabeth A. Miller Samara Reck-Peterson
2012 Marianne Bronner Sophie G. Martin
2011 Susan Rae Wente Melissa May Rolls
2010 Zena Werb Magdalena Bezanilla
2009 Janet Rossant Yukiko M. Yamashita,
2008 Fiona Watt Coleen Murphy
2007 Frances Brodsky Christine Jacobs-Wagner
2006 Joseph Gall Suzanne Eaton
Karen Oegema
2005 Elizabeth Blackburn Rebecca Heald
2004 Susan Lindquist Inke Nathke
2003 Philip Stahl Claire Walczak
2002 Natasha Raikhel Clare Waterman-Storer
2001 Joan Brugge Laura Machesky
2000 Shirley Tilghman Linda Hicke
1999 Ursula Goodenough Yixian Zheng
1998 Christine Guthrie Daphne Preuss
1997 Elaine Fuchs Lorraine Pillus
1996 Sarah C. R. Elgin Susan L. Forsburg
1995 Virginia Zakian Trina Schroer
1994 Ann Hubbard Julie Theriot
1993 Mina Bissell Cory Abate
1992 Helen Blau Kathy Foltz
1991 Hynda Kleinman Alison Adams
Elizabeth Taparowsky
1990 Dorothea Wilson
Rosemary Simpson
Sandra Schmid
1989 Dorothy Bainton Jeanne Lawrence
1988 No Awardees selected
1987 Dorothy M. Skinner Vassie Ware
1986 Mary Clutter Mary Beckerle
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