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ASCB announces 2021 honorific awards and recognition

September 1, 2021

Each year, the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) chooses remarkable individuals to be recognized for their various achievements in the realm of life sciences. ASCB’s slate of awards and recognitions is designed to acknowledge the contributions that they people have made to science across many career stages, as well as to the pursuit of…

Fourteen scientists elected to 2021 cohort of ASCB Fellows

September 1, 2021

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) is pleased to present its cohort of 14 new Fellows for 2021. “ASCB Fellows represent not only top-performing scientists who have contributed significantly to cell biology and to the community of scientists studying the cell, but also individuals who have demonstrated throughout their careers their commitment to ASCB’s…

MBoC solicits papers for Eighth Special Issue on Quantitative Cell Biology

July 21, 2021

Submit a Paper MBoC is now accepting submissions at to the Eighth Annual Special Issue on Quantitative Cell Biology. This issue will build on the successes of previous issues published in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020 and 2021, and will provide an opportunity for researchers whose work crosses disciplines to reach a wide audience. Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, Diane Lidke, and Alex Mogilner are again serving…

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 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.