Press Releases

MBoC partners with cell journals in manuscript transfer system

May 16, 2019

Three cell biology journals now allow authors of manuscripts declined at one journal to transfer their submission seamlessly to another publication. Journal of Cell Biology (JCB), Journal of Cell Science (JCS), and Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBoC) have empowered researchers to transfer their rejected manuscript files, metadata, and  editor’s decision letter with reviewer comments…

Lehmann elected ASCB President for 2021

May 10, 2019

Ruth Lehmann was elected by ASCB members to serve as ASCB President in 2021. Lehmann is Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Professor of Cell Biology, HHMI Investigator, Director of the Skirball Institute Biomolecular Medicine, Chair of the Department of Cell Biology, and Director of the Helen and Martin Kimmel Stem Cell Center at New York University…

New editor-in-chief named for ASCB’s basic research journal

May 2, 2019

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) is excited to announce that Matthew D. Welch has been selected to be the new editor-in-chief of its online peer-reviewed basic scientific research journal, Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBoC), effective January 1, 2020. Welch is a professor of Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of California, Berkeley. The current editor-in-chief,…

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.