How international scientists can advocate, and how U.S. scientists can support them

In the current political climate in the United States, many scientists are looking to become more politically engaged or to advocate, whether it be marching for science (#ascbmarches), or contacting elected representatives and attending town halls. As someone here on a Green Card, and as  … Read more

COMPASS marches with ASCB

Science is often thought of as an apolitical pursuit, and yet it is inexorably intertwined with government. So we as scientists must balance maintaining our effort to be non-partisans while publicly advocating for our profession. On April 22, there will be marches and rallies around  … Read more

ASCB statement on Trump Fy17 budget proposal

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) strongly urges Congress and the Trump Administration to recognize the benefits research has to our nation, including its role as an economic driver. In particular, the ASCB calls on Congress to ignore the Trump cuts and ratify the  … Read more

March for Science; Will Science Prevail at HHS?; ASCB Opposes Travel Restrictions
March/April 2017 Newsletter

The World Marches for Science The numbers are impressive: more than 300 marches around the world, 239 marches in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and 400,000 Facebook followers. The March for Science, being held on April 22, 2017, began as a Reddit  … Read more

ASCB dismayed at Trump science budget proposal

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) is dismayed at the proposed budget cuts to federal scientific research agencies as outlined in the White House’s recently published fiscal year 2018 budget request. This first proposal of the Trump Administration calls for slashing the National Institutes  … Read more

ASCB Statement on Second Presidential Executive Order on Immigration

The Executive Order issued on March 6, 2017, by the Trump Administration that bans travel into the United States by residents of six predominantly Muslim countries maintains the same basic flaws found in the Administration’s first attempt to restrict entry into the country. In both  … Read more

American Society for Cell Biology officially partners with March for Science organizers

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) recently signed an agreement officially lending its support to the national March for Science rally and teach-in in Washington, DC, scheduled for Earth Day, Saturday, April 22. ASCB was among the first to uphold the event’s mission to  … Read more

ASCB Statement on Trump Administration Immigration Executive Order

The ASCB strongly condemns President Trump’s Executive Order that prohibits entry into the United States by Muslims from seven countries. We also applaud the rulings by two federal courts that place stays on the sections of the Executive Order that extend to those already granted  … Read more

President Trump, Week 1 Update

During the recently concluded 2016 Presidential campaign, we heard concerns from many ASCB members about the anti-science actions a Donald Trump Administration might take if he were elected. In just the first week in office, Trump Administration officials began placing limits on the activities of  … Read more

Change Is on the Way

Preprints are coming to the biological sciences. For decades, scientists would write research papers outlining recently completed experiments and send the paper to a scientific journal for review by a group of peers and, hopefully, publication. More recently authors have been able to submit their  … Read more