Kevin M. Wilson

Kevin M. Wilson serves as Director of Public Policy and Media Relations for The American Society for Cell Biology. He's worked as the Legislative Director for U.S. Congressman Robert Weygand (D-RI) and as a Legislative Assistant for U.S. Senator Claiborne Pell (D-RI). He has a BA in Politics and American Government from the Catholic University of America. Email:

U.S. Science Advisor Finally Confirmed

March 11, 2019

It took the Trump White House about 18 months to nominate a director of the White House Office of Science…

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NIH takes further steps to address sexual harassment

February 28, 2019

In a  statement released today,  leaders at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) acknowledge that recent “…conversations have made it…

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Professional societies unveil consortium on sexual harassment in STEMM

February 15, 2019

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) and 52 other leading academic and professional societies announced the creation the Societies…

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Potential changes to science publishing

February 8, 2019

An earthquake is slowly rumbling across the international scientific publishing landscape. Depending on the size of the quake, it could…

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Restarting the federal government; not like throwing a switch

February 6, 2019

The 35-day government shut down finally ended on January 25, 2019. Getting the operations of the federal government up and…

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A good day at the polls for life science

November 8, 2018

The results of the Congressional elections on Tuesday have a little something to make everyone happy and a little something…

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Opponents Try Fetal Tissue Research Ban Again

October 22, 2018

For the second year in a row, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are trying to prohibit the use…

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Big Presentation in Historic Location

October 2, 2018

The location of the meeting was in an out-of-the-way private office at the end of corridors not on the public…

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NIGMS Redefines Graduate Training

August 23, 2018

During his interview with ASCB President Jodi Nunnari,1 Jon Lorsch, director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS),…

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A Good Bill with Bad Implications

August 21, 2018

Since 2011, Representative William Lacy Clay (D-MO) has introduced a bill in each Congress with a very noble goal: to…

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