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In Memoriam: Marilyn Gist Farquhar, cell biology pioneer and ASCB president

May 6, 2020
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Marilyn G. Farquhar, one of ASCB’s most distinguished and celebrated members, died on November 23, 2019, at the age of…

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Changes to bylaws on the ballot for spring

March 25, 2020

Note: ASCB is offering a webinar to discuss bylaws changes on April 1, 2020, at 1:00 pm ET. During this…

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Team science: experiences from the trenches and why being Canadian doesn’t hurt

March 5, 2020

There are two things that are key to me as a person. One is being Canadian: in fact, if you…

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December council meeting targets bylaw updates, publishing, and meeting programming

March 3, 2020

Spirited discussions surrounded the topics of bylaw and policy updates, publishing, and meeting programming during the December 6, 2019, meeting…

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New ASCB committee chairs, co-chairs, and committee members approved by the executive committee

March 3, 2020

With the exception of members of the Nominating Committee, who serve one-year terms, the other committee members will serve three-year…

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Synthetic biology: beyond the unified cell theory

March 3, 2020

The unified cell theory states that all living things are composed of one or more cells; that the cell is…

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Member profile: Needhi Bhalla

March 2, 2020

Needhi Bhalla is a professor in the Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of California, Santa…

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Nation’s capital lively backdrop for cell biology meeting

February 27, 2020

Nearly 6,000 scientists from around the world gathered in Washington, DC, in December for the 2019 ASCB|EMBO Meeting to hear…

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In memoriam: Shinya Inoué, pioneer in imaging technology and the study of cell division

February 27, 2020
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Shinya Inoué passed away at 98 on September 30, 2019, after a distinguished research career centered on developing imaging technology,…

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In memoriam: Tracie Moniece Gibson, inspiring educator who created programs to support undergraduates in science

February 24, 2020
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Tracie Moniece Gibson passed away unexpectedly on October 16, 2019. She was 52. Tracie was active in the work of…

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