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Hyman to present Keith Porter lecture at Cell Bio Virtual 2020

December 1, 2020

The American Society for Cell Biology is pleased to present the Keith R. Porter Award to Anthony Hyman, given to an eminent cell biologist in memory of one of ASCB’s founding members. Hyman, one of four founding directors of the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden, Germany, and an ASCB…

Stunning imagery on display in 2020 ASCB Image and Video Contest

December 1, 2020

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) hosted its second image and video contest, and we could not be more delighted with all entries that were submitted this year. We received 55 submissions in total, and they represent some of the most stunning cell biology visualizations and imaging techniques you can imagine. Congratulations to the…

Erika L.F. Holzbaur chosen as 2020 Sandra K. Masur Senior Leadership awardee

November 30, 2020

Erika L.F. Holzbaur, William Maul Measey Professor of Physiology at University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, was chosen by the Women in Cell Biology Committee (WICB) as the recipient of the Sandra K. Masur Senior Leadership Award for her mentorship, teaching, leadership, and science. In his letter of nomination, E. Michael Ostap, Director of…

Policy Statements

ASCB has a strong reputation as a leader in life science policy and as a “go-to” group for state, national, and international policymakers in need of critical information or advice on life science policy issues.

White Papers and Position Papers

One way ASCB educates government officials is through publication of Position Papers outlining ASCB’s position on critical science-related issues. ASCB Public Policy Committee Taskforces also produce White papers on specific topics of interest to the cell biology community.

ASCB Letters and Official Policy Comments

The ASCB also sends official letters in response to official requests for comment from agencies like the NIH and the NSF and to policymakers in Congress and federal agencies.

To read recent letters and policy comments by the ASCB, go to Letters and Official Policy Comments.

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ASCB is an inclusive, international community of biologists studying the cell, the fundamental unit of life. We are dedicated to advancing scientific discovery, advocating sound research policies, improving education, promoting professional development, and increasing diversity in the scientific workforce. ASCB has 8,500 members and members in 57 countries around the world.