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Cells ‘dance’ through endocytosis, metastasis

Celldance, a program of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB), helps researchers tell the story of their research through video. Two new Celldance videos premiere Tuesday, Dec. 11 at the Society’s annual meeting, held jointing with the...
11-Dec-2018 3:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Human Organoids to Speed Drug Development and Personalized Treatments;

Bethesda, MD, December 4, 2018 – Human organoids are being hailed as a major development in biomedicine in a report issued by the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) to be released Monday, Dec. 10 at a session at the 2018 ASCB|EMBO Meeting in...
10-Dec-2018 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites


Geneticist Barbara Meyer Honored with 2018 E.B. Wilson Medal

ASCB’s highest scientific honor—the E.B. Wilson Medal—goes to Barbara Meyer for 2018. The award recognizes cell biologists who have made far-reaching contributions throughout their lifetime.
27-Nov-2018 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


New Cohort of ASCB Fellows Announced for 2018

This year,12 members have been named Fellows in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the field of cell biology and to the community of cell biologists through their service to ASCB.
27-Nov-2018 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Society recognizes career excellence among women in cell biology

The American Society for Cell Biology is pleased to announce the 2018 Women in Cell Biology career awards. Winners will be acknowledged during the ASCB|EMBO Meeting in San Diego in December.
27-Nov-2018 12:20 PM EST Add to Favorites


Lozano named winner of 2018 E.E. Just Award

The 2018 recipient of the E.E. Just Award is Guillermina (Gigi) Lozano, professor and chair of the Department of Genetics, Division of Basic Science Research at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Lozano will present the...
27-Nov-2018 12:15 PM EST Add to Favorites


Ahna Skop chosen as first recipient of society's Prize for Excellence in Inclusivity

Ahna R. Skop, professor of Genetics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison (UW-Madison), has been chosen as the inaugural recipient of the ASCB Prize for Excellence in Inclusivity. Skop will receive a cash award of $5,000 that she can use to...
27-Nov-2018 12:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

ASCB names inaugural Porter Prizes for Research Excellence

ASCB has named the winners of the inaugural Porter Prizes for Research Excellence. The $4,000 prize for outstanding postdoctoral research will go to Melanie White, a research fellow at Institute of Molecular & Cell Biology (IMCB) A*STAR, Singapore....
27-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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The Case for a Career in Academia

Doctoral and postdoctoral trainees these days may be steering away from what was once thought to be their most obvious career path–academia. Faculty members themselves may be partly to blame for giving the profession a bad rap.
5-Jul-2017 8:00 AM EDT

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