Mary Spiro is ASCB's Science Writer and Social Media Manager.


EMBO Gold Medal Winners Honored for Research on Meiosis Mistakes, Bacterial Defense

German biochemist and ASCB member Melina Schuh and Czech microbiologist Marek Basler have been awarded the 2018 EMBO Gold Medal. The award is given each year to scientists under the age of 40 who have made outstanding contributions to the life sciences in Europe. Basler  … Read more

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Inaugural Porter Prizes for Research Excellence

ASCB has named the winners of the inaugural Porter Prizes for Research Excellence. The $4,000 prize for outstanding postdoctoral research will go to Melanie White, a research fellow at Institute of Molecular & Cell Biology (IMCB) A*STAR, Singapore. A $2,000 award for outstanding predoctoral research  … Read more

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Ruth Lehmann to Deliver 2018 Keith Porter Lecture

Ruth Lehmann, chair of the Department of Cell Biology and director of the Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine at New York University, has been chosen to present the Keith Porter Lecture on Sunday, December 9, at 3:15 pm at the 2018 ASCB|EMBO Meeting in San  … Read more

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Lozano Named 2018 E.E. Just Award Winner

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

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Kelsie Eichel Named 2018 Merton Bernfield Awardee

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

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

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

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Laura Lee Richardson, 67, Cancer Researcher

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

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

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

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Stem Cells Principal Topic for Doorstep Meeting and Keynote Lecture

Both the day-long 2018 ASCB Doorstep Meeting on Saturday, December 8, and the Keynote Lecture that evening for the 2018 ASCB|EMBO Meeting will feature discussions of stem cells. In fact, this year’s Keynote speaker helped plan the lineup of presenters for the Doorstep Meeting. Doorstep  … Read more

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Symposia Highlights: Nuclear Organization, Neuronal Cell Biology, Quality Control

Symposia are among the most popular components of ASCB’s annual meetings. For the 2018 ASCB|EMBO Meeting in San Diego, experts from a plethora of cell science disciplines will host eight symposia over four days on topics that are both innovative and of longstanding interest to  … Read more

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