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Press Releases

Cell bio images and videos stun contest judges

December 1, 2021

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) is pleased to announce the winners of its third image and video contest. ASCB’s Public Information Committee (PIC) had the daunting task of choosing the winning entries. “We were delighted with all entries submitted, which represent some of the most stunning cell biology visualizations and imaging techniques available,”…

ASCB leads network to address persistent challenges to enhance inclusivity in scientific societies

November 19, 2021

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant of more than $701K to establish a collaborative network of experts to identify evidence-based inclusion strategies that can be employed by scientific societies to address persistent cultural challenges that prevent inclusive practices from taking root. This Research Coordination Network (RCN) is…

ASCB names Rebecca Alvania as incoming CEO

November 3, 2021

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) welcomes Rebecca Alvania as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective January 3, 2022. Alvania comes to ASCB from the American Society for Microbiology, where she served as the Assistant Director of Journals. From 2015 to 2019, Alvania served as the Executive Editor of the Journal of Cell Biology…

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.