February 1, 2023
Congratulations to these American Society for Cell Biology members on being elected as 2022 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellows! Last October, the AAAS Council elected more…
January 26, 2023
During Cell Bio 2022 in Washington, DC, Minorities Affairs Committee (MAC) Travel Awardees and other minority scientists presented their research data at the Minorities Poster Session and during their regularly…
January 6, 2023
The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) COMPASS Outreach Grants program is a funding opportunity for individuals interested in promoting awareness of cell biology to a broader audience. COMPASS stands…
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.
Director of Public Policy and Media Relations
Rebecca Alvania, CEO
Martin Chalfie, President
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.