David Burgess Award Presentation to Xuebiao Yao

November 22, 2023

This on-demand webinar celebrates and recognizes the winner of The David Burgess Award for Excellence in Inclusivity , Xuebiao Yao–a scientist with a track record of excellence in research and serves a critical role in fostering cell biology research and…

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Member Spotlight: Aubrey Smith, Ph.D.

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Member Spotlight: Darnell D. Davis, BA, MHFA

February 12, 2024

Darnell Davis is a Research Fellow at the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) in the area of Molecular Biology,…

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MBoC Special Issue Call for Papers on Quantitative Cell Biology

February 9, 2024

Dear Colleagues, I hope this message finds you well and you had a great start to the New Year. To showcase…

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Watch ASCB’s 2021 year-in-review video

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At the virtual December Council Meeting, Interim Co-CEOs Kevin Wilson and Thea Clarke listed the many accomplishments of ASCB in…

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Biology Research Opportunities in Federal Government Laboratories

February 5, 2021
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The mission of US government research laboratories ranges from protecting our health, to defending our people and resources, to sending…

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Choosing the Right Postdoctoral Position for Your Career

February 5, 2021
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This session will be a panel discussion focused on postdoctoral positions. An important career decision is whether to pursue a…

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