Richard Lifton Takes Exome Sequencing beyond Mendelian Genetics

Rick Lifton was moving house. After 23 years in New Haven at Yale, Lifton was packing up in July for Manhattan, where on September 1 he would become the 11th president of the Rockefeller University. The job comes with an on-campus residence, a spectacular free-standing  … Read more

Bruce Alberts Wins Lasker-Koshland Achievement Award

Bruce Alberts, a pioneer in the study of DNA replication, a former ASCB President, and a living legend in cell biology, has been awarded the Lasker-Koshland Special Achievement Award in Medical Science. The Lasker-Koshland is a lifetime achievement award for scientific research and for scientific  … Read more

On Research Funding and the Power of Youth

“A person who has not made his great contribution to science before the age of thirty will never do so.” While this quip of Albert Einstein’s certainly does not generally apply to cell biologists, it is well recognized that innovation in science and technology tends to  … Read more

Join an ASCB Committee

Interested in joining one of ASCB’s committees? More information about each committee is available on the ASCB website here. Email your CV and a short statement of interest now to Thea Clarke ( to be considered for 2017.

Mentoring in Active Learning and Teaching (MALT) 2017 Fellowships

To support the increasing need for undergraduate biology instructors prepared to offer authentic research experiences as part of a student-centered classroom, the ASCB is sponsoring a small number of fellowships of up to $2,000 to allow current and future undergraduate biology instructors to travel to,  … Read more

One-Day Course Offered to Help Basic Scientists Transition to Industry

Interested in making a transition to biotech or pharma, or know someone who is? Then you’ll be delighted to hear that ASCB is again partnering with the Keck Graduate Institute to offer a one-day mini-course designed to help basic scientists become more competitive for jobs  … Read more

Want to Work for a Bioscience Company? PhDs Explore Industry Options

On the first morning of the July 11–16 Bioscience Management Summer Course cosponsored by ASCB and the Keck Graduate Institute (KGI), KGI president Sheldon Schuster stopped by to make a few remarks. Welcoming the 50 students from the United States and other parts of the  … Read more

Learn it, Film it, Nail it—Shoot Your Own 60-Second Elevator Speech Video at ASCB 2016

You’ve been dreading it. Everyone says that you need an Elevator Speech, right? Your advisor, your lab mates, they all say that you need a very short, very simple speech that explains what you do in the lab and why it’s important. Yet the idea  … Read more

Coming Attractions—Celldance Studios Announce New Microscopic Blockbuster Productions

Celldance Studios, aka ASCB’s Public Information Committee (PIC), has unveiled its list of three Celldance 2016 “Tell Your Own Cell Story” productions that will premiere at ASCB 2016 in San Francisco this December ( The three short (three- to four-minute) videos will feature eye-popping live  … Read more

ASCB 2016 Corporate Members and Meeting Supporters

The ASCB is grateful to its Corporate Members for 2016 Gold Allen Institute for Cell Science Beckman Coulter Life Science Genentech Getson & Schatz, P.C. Nikon Instruments, Inc Thermo Fisher Scientific Silver Bio-techne Chroma Technology Corporation Taylor & Francis Group Bronze Okolab SRL The ASCB  … Read more