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Erika L.F. Holzbaur chosen as 2020 Sandra K. Masur Senior Leadership awardee

November 30, 2020

Erika L.F. Holzbaur, William Maul Measey Professor of Physiology at University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, was chosen by the Women in Cell Biology Committee (WICB) as the recipient of the Sandra K. Masur Senior Leadership Award for her mentorship, teaching, leadership, and science. In his letter of nomination, E. Michael Ostap, Director of…

Health equity expert Lovell Jones honored with 2020 E.E. Just award

November 23, 2020

THIS ARTICLE WAS UPDATED DECEMBER 14, 2020 The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) is pleased to announce that Lovell Jones is the 2020 E.E. Just Awardee. Jones is an Emeritus Professor at both the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston. He…

E.B. Wilson lecture to be presented by Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz

November 23, 2020

Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz has spent most of her career as a cell biologist devising live cell imaging techniques for studying how cells are organized and dynamically function. Most recently, at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Research Campus, she’s been studying how organelles communicate with each other through inter-organelle contacts and the role this plays in…

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.