­In Memoriam: Nathaniel B. Kurnick, 99, expert in hematology, oncology
July/August 2017 NewsletterIn Memoriam

Nathaniel B. Kurnick, medical professor, clinician, and exp­­­ert in oncology and hematology, passed away February 18, 2017, at his home in Huntington Beach, CA, at the age of 99. Kurnick had been a member of ASCB since 1973. Born on November 8, 1917, in New  … Read more

Maquat Receives Lifetime Achievement Award in Science from International RNA Society

Lynne E. Maquat has received the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award in Science from the International RNA Society for her research on what happens in cells during disease, making seminal contributions to the understanding of RNA’s role in sickness and in health. Maquat, who is the  … Read more

Council approves strategic plan; visits Capitol Hill during spring meeting

Members of the American Society for Cell Biology’s (ASCB) Council met May 15 and 16 in Bethesda for their spring business meeting as well as to meet with members of Congress on May 17. The Council discussed membership, the Society’s peer-reviewed journal Molecular Biology of  … Read more

In Memoriam: Nancy L.R. Bucher, 104, pioneer of growth control and catalytic member of ASCB
June 2017 NewsletterIn Memoriam

Nancy Bucher, who died in February, was one of the first women to receive an MD degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, but this was not to be her “last first.” In her early career at Harvard’s Huntington Laboratory at Massachusetts General  … Read more

Erika C. Shugart, ASCB Executive Director
The Next Five Years for ASCB
June 2017 NewsletterExecutive Director's Columns

I have now had the pleasure of leading ASCB for a year. I have had the good fortune of getting to know many of you during this time and I look forward to the opportunity to meet more of you in the future. As I  … Read more

Emma Shelton
In Memoriam: Emma Shelton, 96, cell biologist and ASCB’s first executive director
June 2017 NewsletterIn Memoriam

Emma Shelton, research biologist and first executive director of the ASCB, passed away March 29, 2017, at her home in Bethesda, MD, not far from Society headquarters. She was 96 and died from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. Born in 1920, Shelton pioneered many firsts for  … Read more

Spotlight: COMPASS Outreach Grant recipients

The ASCB Committee for Postdocs and Students (COMPASS) is a group of trainees dedicated to promoting the voice and visibility of early career scientists, including through science outreach. Such outreach not only allows us to showcase to the public how government funds are spent toward scientific  … Read more

Murray elected 2019 ASCB President

Andrew W. Murray of Harvard University was elected to serve as the 2019 president of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB). He will serve as President-Elect in 2018 on ASCB’s Executive Committee. Murray is the Herchel Smith Professor of Molecular Genetics in the Department  … Read more

ASCB-Gibco Emerging Leader Prize Essays May 2017
May 2017 NewsletterAwards

In fall 2016, ASCB awarded ASCB-Gibco Emerging Leader Prizes to three cell biology researchers. ASCB introduced the prizes to honor not-yet-tenured independent investigators with outstanding scientific accomplishments and strong publication track records. The prizes were underwritten by Gibco, a brand of Thermo Fisher Scientific. Peter  … Read more

Eight ASCB members among those newly elected to National Academy of Sciences

The American Society for Cell Biology would like to congratulate eight ASCB members who have recently been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). On May 2, 2017, NAS announced that 84 new members and 21 foreign associates had been elected to its ranks  … Read more