Kelsie Eichel Named 2018 Merton Bernfield Awardee
October 2018 Newsletter

Kelsie Eichel, now a Damon Runyon postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Kang Shen at Stanford University, has been selected to receive the 2018 Merton Bernfield Award. She will be honored with a plaque, $1,000, and a chance to speak at the Organelle Homeostasis Minisymposium  … Read more

Neuroscientist and Stem Cell Biologist Sergiu Pasca to Receive ASCB Early Career Life Scientist Award
October 2018 Newsletter

Sergiu Pasca, assistant professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, has been named recipient of the 2018 ASCB Early Career Life Scientist Award. The prize is given to outstanding researchers who have served as independent investigators for seven or fewer years. Trained as  … Read more

Beata Edyta Mierzwa
Member Profile: Beata Edyta Mierzwa
October 2018 Newsletter

Beata Edyta Mierzwa is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, San Diego, and the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research. In her scientific research, she seeks to answer many unresolved questions about cell division. During her PhD, she focused on how cells separate in  … Read more

Laura Lee Richardson
Laura Lee Richardson, 67, Cancer Researcher
October 2018 NewsletterIn Memoriam

Laura Lee Richardson, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs and the Director of Preclinical Education at Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, died suddenly at her home in West Virginia on May 28, 2018. Richardson had been a member of ASCB since 1998. Born  … Read more

Women in Cell Biology Events and Awards at 2018 ASCB|EMBO Meeting
October 2018 NewsletterWICB Columns

We all constantly negotiate with our colleagues, our bosses, our grad students, and with our partners and other family members. WICB is presenting two activities at the ASCB|EMBO Meeting in December that offer insights on how to negotiate for what you need. “Navigating Negotiation in  … Read more

Barbara Meyer
Geneticist Barbara Meyer Honored with 2018 E.B. Wilson Medal
October 2018 Newsletter

ASCB’s highest scientific honor—the E.B. Wilson Medal—goes to Barbara Meyer for 2018. The award recognizes cell biologists who have made far-reaching contributions throughout their lifetime. Meyer is a professor of genetics, genomics, and development at the University of California, Berkeley, and an investigator of the  … Read more

Ahna Skop Chosen Inaugural Recipient of ASCB Prize In Inclusivity
October 2018 Newsletter

Ahna R. Skop, professor of Genetics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison (UW-Madison), has been chosen as the inaugural recipient of the ASCB Prize for Excellence in Inclusivity. Skop will receive a cash award of $5,000 that she can use to advance inclusion activities at  … Read more

ASCB’s Council declares professional character standards for awardees

The American Society for Cell Biology bestows many honorific awards upon deserving individuals in the life sciences across a diverse spectrum of population groups and across all career stages. We look for people who demonstrate excellence in the scientific endeavor and who are excellent citizens  … Read more

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, 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