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Julie Theriot to Give 2019 Keith Porter Lecture

October 9, 2019

Julie Theriot, a professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Washington, has been selected to present the 2019 Keith R. Porter lecture at the ASCB|EMBO Meeting in Washington, DC, on Sunday, December 8 at 3:15 pm. Her talk will be “Speed, Direction, and Persistence.” The award is given to an eminent cell…

Cato Laurencin is 2019 E.E. Just Lecturer

October 8, 2019

ASCB’s Minorities Affairs Committee presents the E.E. Just Award to memorialize the early 20th-century biologist and to recognize the outstanding scientific achievement by an underrepresented minority scientist. The 2019 E.E. Just Award recipient is Cato T. Laurencin of the University of Connecticut (UCONN). Laurencin holds the title of University Professor, which is the highest academic…

Jorge Torres named recipient of 2019 Prize for Excellence in Inclusivity

October 7, 2019

Jorge Torres has been named the 2019 recipient of the ASCB Prize for Excellence in Inclusivity. Torres is an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He will receive $5,000, will be recognized at the 2019 ASCB|EMBO Meeting in Washington, DC, in December, and will…

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.