About the Committee

The Membership Committee is charged with considering, reviewing, and recommending actions to implement existing and new programs and services to serve the needs of the Society’s membership and support the Society’s overall mission. A major goal of the committee is to identify member-centric benefits, strengthen programs, and develop new initiatives to support transitioning and young career scientists.

Committee Members
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The committee is expected to introduce programs and services designed to recruit new members in addition to programs to retain and engage the Society’s members. The Membership Committee will work with other ASCB committees to produce, modify, expand and strengthen programs; develop new initiatives to support transitioning and young career scientists; and review membership dues and introduce new member types to serve everyone involved in cell biology.

Member Criteria

Committee membership is open to postdocs and regular members. Full members serve three-year terms renewable one time. New members must serve one year as Associate members before being considered as full members. Committee members are expected to participate and be engaged in committee activities and have a genuine interest in addressing issues and problems that impact our members.

Time Commitment

Members participate in three one-hour-long conference calls and one meeting held during the ASCB|EMBO Meeting. In addition to the meeting and calls, members should be prepared to commit at least an hour each month to committee duties, sometimes more if involved with working groups or other committee activities.


Interested in Applying?

ASCB members interested in applying to join the Membership Committee should submit a CV and a statement of interest that includes any past membership program experience. Applications are considered in the fall. Questions about committee membership? Send an email to

The next deadline to apply for the committee is September 24, 2019.

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Staff Contact Info

Brian Theil, Director of Membership