Mary Spiro

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


Thea Clarke

Thea Clarke is Director of Communications, Education Committee Liaison, and LSE Journal Production Manager at the American Society for Cell Biology.


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

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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

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Ahmet Yildiz wins Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science

Creativity sometimes means coloring outside the lines. For Ahmet Yildiz, associate professor of physics and molecular cell biology at the University of California, Berkeley, choosing the unexpected path seems to be a way of life. Now a leading expert in molecular motors and single-molecule imaging,  … Read more

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New cell membrane fusion model challenges dogma

Membrane fusion lies at the heart of many cell functions—from the secretion of antibodies to the release of neurotransmitters. For more than two decades, one view of the process by which membrane fusion occurs has been accepted as dogma; now recent studies indicate that fusion  … Read more

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Biotech management course now accepting applicants

Not every doctoral degree results in an academic career. For those considering an entrepreneurial vocation in the biotech industry, the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) in partnership with the Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) in Claremont, CA, offers a week-long summer course designed to give  … Read more

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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

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Neuroscientists Lily and Yuh-Nung Jan Net 2017 Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science

Since emigrating from Taiwan in 1968, Lily and Yuh-Nung Jan have shared in developing groundbreaking research careers that have solved some of the most basic and crucial questions in neuroscience. Now the longtime ASCB members and Howard Hughes Medical Institute-funded investigators from the University of  … Read more

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In Memoriam: Arthur Alberts, 52, cell signaling expert

Arthur S. Alberts, who was the Distinguished Scientific Investigator and Professor of Cancer and Cell Biology at the research division of the Van Andel Institute (VAI), died at his home in Lowell, Michigan on December 4, 2016. He was 52. Alberts contributed a large body  … Read more

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