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ASCB Membership provides opportunities for:

Connecting and collaborating with your peers via the member-only online community, which provides a forum in which you can build your professional network, share your expertise with others, and connect with ASCB members with similar interests. A feature of the community is the Mentor Match program, a unique online tool that facilitates the establishment of mentoring relationships.

Advancing your knowledge with free subscriptions to:

  • ASCB Newsbrief, a biweekly e-newsletter providing customized, curated content from scholarly sources;
  • The ASCB Newsletter, six issues per year providing news about science and science policy, members, and career and teaching advice; and
  • Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBoC), ASCB’s bimonthly online peer reviewed journal, offering professionalism and service, from scientists, for scientists.

Growing professionally by accessing live and on demand professional development webinars, grant writing and mentoring programs, CV and resume reviews, and applying for prestigious honorific awards.


Who Our Members Are

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) is proud to be the professional community for:

  • Research scientists
  • Postdoctoral fellows
  • Educators (community college instructors)
  • Graduate students
  • Undergraduate students

What ASCB Membership Does for You

ASCB members can connect and collaborate in a variety of ways, all with shared goals of advancing the field of cell biology. With nearly 8,000 members in more than 60 countries, ASCB members work in a variety of settings, promoting research and teaching the next generation in institutions of higher education, government, industry, and public and private research institutions.

Membership in ASCB includes subscriptions to the ASCB Newsletter, the journals Molecular Biology of the Cell and CBE—Life Sciences Education, and the e-newsletters ASCB Pathways and ASCB Newsbrief. Other benefits include member discounts on annual meeting registration and poster abstract fees, professional development programs and recognition opportunities, and access to the online member directory.

ASCB membership runs on a calendar year basis, expiring each December 31. Membership dues are nonrefundable.

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