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Press Releases

Hartl and Horwich named 2017 E.B. Wilson Medalists

September 22, 2017

ASCB has selected F. Ulrich Hartl of the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry and Arthur Horwich of the Yale School of Medicine/HHMI to receive its prestigious 2017 E.B. Wilson Medal. Hartl, a biochemist, and Horwich, a geneticist, are pioneers in the realm of cellular protein chemistry whose collaborations helped unravel the molecular machinery that assists…

Nanoscale forces measured in aortic smooth muscle cells tell story of disease

July 10, 2017

Researchers from Virginia Tech and the University of Pittsburgh have collaborated to employ a novel nanoscale fibrous system that can measure the tiny forces exerted by and upon individual cells with extreme precision. The team hopes that this platform, which investigators call nanonet force microscopy (NFM), will provide new knowledge about smooth muscle cell biology…

Why PhDs should consider a career in academia

July 6, 2017

Doctoral and postdoctoral trainees these days may be steering away from what was once thought to be their most obvious career path–academia. That is the thesis of a Perspective column for the July 1, 2017 issue of Molecular Biology of the Cell written by two faculty members from the University of North Carolina at Chapel…

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 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.