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Your summer vacation may help you get a biotech job

April 12, 2019

Spend a week this summer training for a biotech career. Join a week-long, hands-on course to help you transition to a job in biotechnology or the pharmaceutical industry, offered by the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB). Two courses will be offered: June 2-8 in Lowell, MA, co-hosted by the University of Massachusetts Lowell, the…

MBoC solicits papers for second special issue on the Cell Biology of Stem Cells

April 1, 2019

Submit a Paper Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBoC) Editor-in-Chief David Drubin has announced plans to publish a second Special Issue on an important emerging area of cell biology, the Cell Biology of Stem Cells. Yukiko Yamashita will again lead a team of Issue Editors that will oversee the evaluation and selection of manuscripts. While much…

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…

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.