Pioneer of RNA biology receives 2018 Lasker-Koshland Award for Special Achievement in Medical Science

Joan Argetsinger Steitz, the Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry/HHMI at Yale School of Medicine today received the 2018 Lasker-Koshland Award for Special Achievement in Medical Science. Steitz was recognized for her leadership in biomedical science, pioneering discoveries in RNA biology, and decades of  … Read more

COMPASS: Who are we?
COMPASS

COMPASS, or Committee for Postdocs and Students, are a group composed of graduate students and postdocs who represent the interests of trainees within ASCB. Our committee members come from institutes and universities all around the world! For example, Gaia, a co-author of this post, did her  … Read more

Günter Blobel
In Memoriam: Günter Blobel, A Voyager of the Cell
August 2018 NewsletterIn Memoriam

It was with profound sadness that the cell biology community learned of the death of Günter Blobel on February 18, 2018, unanticipated by most outside his immediate circle. We can always envision “creators” in science but should be cautious in bouncing this term around too  … Read more

James Maller
In Memoriam: James L. Maller, Leading Researcher in Cell Cycle and Signal Transduction
June 2018 NewsletterIn Memoriam

Long-time ASCB member James L. Maller passed away on January 18, 2018, in a tragic auto accident. Jim was a professor at the University of Colorado Medical School for over 30 years. He was a leading researcher in Xenopus and human cell cycle and signal  … Read more

Moving from diversity to inclusion

June is Pride month, and so many articles will get written and posted this month promoting LGBTQ+ diversity in various organizations and institutions. We are fortunate that the ASCB recognizes the value of diversity and promotes the involvement all people, including women, underrepresented minorities, and  … Read more

Deadline is Approaching: Submit your Celldance Proposal by June 15!

The beloved Celldance video program is on again for 2018 and the deadline is swiftly approaching! Celldance offers three member labs $1,000 production grants to use to create short films of their research. These videos then serve as outreach tools for the public and have  … Read more

ASCB awards seven ‘Science Sandbox’ public engagement grants

The American Society for Cell Biology’s (ASCB) new Public Engagement Grants, supported by Science Sandbox, an initiative of the Simons Foundation, has selected seven finalists for the 2018 awards cycle. The grantees will receive from $10,000 to $35,000 to realize their bold ideas, with the  … Read more

HHMI chooses four ASCB members to join 2018 investigator cadre

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) today announced that it will invest $200 million in a new cadre of 19 investigators, a group of individuals known for pushing the boundaries of biomedical research. The four long-time ASCB members in the new group of investigators announced  … Read more

Nogales voted 2020 president; four new council members chosen

Eva Nogales was elected by ASCB members to serve as ASCB President in 2020. Nogales is a Senior Faculty Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Structural Biology at the University of California,  … Read more

Nine ASCB members elected to National Academy of Sciences

The American Society for Cell Biology congratulates nine ASCB members recently elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) on May 1, 2018. NAS added 84 new members and 21 foreign associates to its ranks in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original  … Read more