Press Releases

Professional societies unveil consortium on sexual harassment in STEMM

February 15, 2019

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) and 52 other leading academic and professional societies announced the creation the Societies Consortium on Sexual Harassment in STEMM at a panel discussion during the AAAS Annual Meeting on February 15, 2019. “Professional societies have a responsibility to address sexual harassment. We must ensure that all individuals who…

ASCB announces East and West Coast dates for summer biotech course, scholarships

February 13, 2019

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) will offer an East Coast version of the popular week-long summer biotechnology management course this June in partnership with the Manning School of Business at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. The East Coast course will be held June 2-8. The same course, held in collaboration with Keck Graduate…

Educator regional meeting allows networking opportunities in the Southeast

February 7, 2019

Do you ever have to miss ASCB’s annual meetings because they conflict with finals in December? We have a fix. ASCB is piloting regional meetings beginning in 2019. The first one, designed for a teaching-intensive audience, will be held on May 31, 2019, at the University of Georgia, Athens. For more details about the program…

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.

About ASCB

Erika Shugart, CEO
Andrew Murray, President

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.