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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…

Sabine Petry Honored with WICB Junior Award for Excellence in Research

October 17, 2019

Sabine Petry, assistant professor, Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University, and associated faculty member of both the Departments of Chemical & Biological Engineering and Chemistry, has been honored with the 2019 WICB Junior Award. The award recognizes newly independent, early-career scientists within seven years of their first appointment who show significant potential for making scientific…

Coleen Murphy receives WICB Mid-Career Award for Excellence in Research

October 16, 2019

The WICB Mid-Career Award recipient is for 2019 Coleen Murphy, professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton University. Her research group studies aging and the quantitation of “quality of life with age,” including the decline of cognitive and reproductive capacities with age. They develop behavioral, genomic, genetic, biochemical, robotic, and…

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.