April 25, 2022
Recently, the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) launched Partnering to Advance Imaging Research for Underrepresented Minority Scientists Program (or PAIR-UP) to specifically help build and support five collaborative research…
January 19, 2022
Beginning in February 2022, the American Society for Cell Biology launches the inaugural edition of the Emerging Researcher Talk Series. Speakers were selected from a review of the high-ranking abstracts…
December 1, 2021
The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) has received a grant for more than $1.4 million from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to implement a new inclusivity model and…
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.