Angelika Amon wins 2019 Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science

Angelika Amon, the Kathleen and Curtis Marble Professor of cancer research and a Howard Hughes Medical Investigator at MIT, has been named the winner of the 2019 Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science. The Vilcek Foundation Prizes are given to foreign-born artists, scholars, and scientists for  … Read more

New cohort of ASCB Fellows announced for 2018
October 2018 Newsletter

Election as a Fellow of ASCB is an honor bestowed upon ASCB members by their peers. This year,12 members have been named Fellows in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the field of cell biology and to the community of cell biologists through their service to  … Read more

DORA initiative forms international advisory board
December 2018 Newsletter

The steering committee for the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) has announced the formation of an international advisory board to provide strategic guidance to the DORA initiative and to further its vision of advancing practical and robust approaches to research assessment globally and  … Read more

Debra Baluch
Member Profile: Debra “Page” Baluch
December 2018 Newsletter

Research scientist Page Baluch manages the W.M. Keck Bioimaging Laboratory at Arizona State University (ASU). She helps scientists of all kinds obtain the imaging data they need, from organisms as diverse as plants and bacteria. Although her lab has many tools, the popular confocal microscopes  … Read more

Eight ASCB Members Honored with NIH Director’s Awards
December 2018 Newsletter

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) presented 89 grants to fund “extraordinarily creative scientists proposing highly innovative research to address major challenges in biomedical science.” The grants are part of the NIH High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program, which supports ideas with the potential for great impact  … Read more

Shining Our Light on Science
December 2018 NewsletterPresident's Columns

As I write this, I am looking forward with great anticipation to the ASCB|EMBO Meeting in San Diego, which is guaranteed to deliver inspiring science and scientists. Let’s party! I am in awe of the time and effort spent by both member volunteers and the  … Read more

Kenneth Downing
In Memoriam: Kenneth H. Downing, 72, Cryo-EM Pioneer
December 2018 NewsletterIn Memoriam

Kenneth H. Downing, a longtime ASCB member, passed away on August 2, 2018. His impact on science—and on the scientists who worked with him—was enormous, and he will be greatly missed. He was 72. Born in Chelsea, MA, Ken grew up liking electronics and with  … Read more

Baltimore city youngsters combine art and science through Society funded program

Few things are more energizing than a classroom full of youngsters fully engaged in learning. Such was the case one Wednesday afternoon in Baltimore, MD, when third and fourth graders at the Elmer A. Henderson: A Johns Hopkins Partnership School (Henderson-Hopkins) were constructing decorative DNA  … Read more

Gigi Lozano
Lozano Named 2018 E.E. Just Award Winner
October 2018 Newsletter

Each year the ASCB Minorities Affairs Committee chooses an outstanding underrepresented minority (URM) scientist who is known not only for his or her scientific achievements but also for mentoring other URM students and scientists. The 2018 recipient of the E.E. Just Award is Guillermina (Gigi)  … Read more

Jian Zhang
Jian Zhang to Receive MBoC Paper of the Year Award
October 2018 Newsletter

Jian Zhang was named by the Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBoC) Editorial Board as recipient of the 27th annual MBoC Paper of the Year Award. As a graduate student in Yu-Li Wang’s lab at Carnegie Mellon University, Zhang was first author of the article  … Read more