Lehmann elected ASCB President for 2021

Lehmann ASCB president
Ruth Lehmann (left); Bill Bement, Needhi Bhalla; Jordan Raff, Stephanie Gupton (clockwise).

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 School of Medicine. She will serve as President-Elect on the Executive Committee in 2020.

New council members

Others elected to Council include Stephanie Gupton, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Bill Bement, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Needhi Bhalla, University of California, Santa Cruz; and Jordan Raff, University of Oxford, UK. Each member of Council will serve a three-year term beginning January 1, 2020.

The ASCB thanks the Nominating Committee members for their service: Chair Sue Biggins, Arshad Desai, Laura Machesky, Dyche Mullins, Karen Schindler, Ahna Skop, Shirley Tilghman, and Erika Shugart (ex officio).



About the Author:

Thea Clarke is the Director of Communications and Education at the American Society for Cell Biology.