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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…

Rong Li chosen as 2019 Sandra K. Masur Senior Leadership awardee

October 16, 2019

Rong Li, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Cell Biology and Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and the Director of the Center for Cell Dynamics at The Johns Hopkins University, was chosen by the ASCB Women in Cell Biology Committee for the 2019 Sandra K. Masur Senior Leadership Award for her research achievements, leadership, and mentorship. Li is…

Sixteen new ASCB Fellows to be welcomed at annual meeting of cell biologists this December

October 11, 2019

Top Row: David Asai, Kerry Bloom, Anthony Bretscher, Mary Dasso; Second Row: Erin Dolan, Ian Macara, Erika Matunis, David Mitchell; Third Row: Denise Montell, Gregory Pazour, Birgit Satir, Susan Strome; Bottom Row: Vassie Ware,  Susan Wente, Mark Winey, Xin Xiang The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) is pleased to present its cohort of 16 new Fellows for 2019. “Through the ASCB Fellows program, we acknowledge the scope 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.