About the Committee
The Women in Cell Biology (WICB) Committee is an advocacy group for all ASCB members. It sponsors career development programs, career achievement awards, childcare grants for meeting attendance, career advice columns, and web-based resources, including a list of outstanding women scientist speakers that helps promote gender equality and diversity in the field of cell biology.
WICB 50th Anniversary Celebration
The committee organizes career development programs, networking events, and award ceremonies. Year-round, members help identify topics for career advice (“Career Navigator”) columns in the ASCB Newsletter.
Committee membership is open to all ASCB members. All committee members join as Associate members for one or two years, with full membership contingent upon chair and Executive Committee approval. Full members serve three-year terms renewable once.
- Join the WICB Network
- View Speaker Referral List
- View Other Career and Professional Development Resources
News from WICB
Members participate in conference calls throughout the year, in a committee meeting at the ASCB/EMBO Meeting, and in WICB-organized events during the meeting. Subcommittees that organize events are active through email and conference calls during the year. Members and Associates are expected to attend WICB-organized events.
Interested in Applying?
Those interested in joining WICB should submit an application consisting of a full CV and a letter of interest (interest, offerings, issues they want to focus on and why, ability to serve, etc.). Applications are considered in the fall. Questions about committee membership? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
“ASCB is a beacon among scientists. In my work with other scientific societies and at my university, I continually turn to the ASCB policies and approaches to equity and the intentional promotion of innovative science as a model. WICB has been my anchor in the cell biology community and at ASCB and I am a proud and lifelong member of both!” - Kirsten Sadler Edepli, New York University Abu Dhabi