Newsroom and Media Relations

Press Releases

ASCB Condemns Racial Violence; Demands Change

June 1, 2020

Over the last week, particularly this past weekend, we watched with heavy hearts the killing of George Floyd while in the custody of the Minneapolis police department and the resulting protests. We want to express our sadness and anger, our condemnation of racist violence, and our solidarity with the Black community.  The callous disregard for…

Winning green fluorescent protein images, videos chosen in ASCB contest

November 21, 2019

Earlier this year, the call went out to the worldwide scientific community to submit their most beautiful and intriguing images and videos created using green fluorescent protein (GFP), the glowing molecule that revolutionized cell imaging 25 years ago. Now the votes are in, and the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB), its Public Information Committee,…

Eric T. Hall to receive MBoC Paper of the Year award

October 17, 2019

Eric T. Hall was named by the Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBoC) Editorial Board as recipient of the 28th annual MBoC Paper of the Year Award. As a graduate student in Esther M. Verheyen’s laboratory at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Hall was first author of the article “Actomyosin contractility modulates Wnt signaling…

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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About ASCB

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ASCB History

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.