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Cell bio society's journal joins portable peer review platform

Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBoC) is one of the first journals to participate in a new platform that enables journal-independent, “portable” peer review.
14-Nov-2019 4:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Sixteen ASCB Fellows to be welcomed at 2019 meeting of cell biologists this December

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) is pleased to present its cohort of 16 new Fellows for 2019.
10-Oct-2019 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Jorge Torres of UCLA to receive 2019 ASCB Prize for Excellence in Inclusivity

Jorge Torres has been named the 2019 recipient of the ASCB Prize for Excellence in Inclusivity. Torres is an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He will receive...
7-Oct-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Peter Devreotes named 2019 E. B. Wilson medalist

Peter Devreotes, the Isaac Morris and Lucille Elizabeth Hay Professor of Cell Biology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, has been selected as the winner of the American Society for Cell Biology’s (ASCB) E.B Wilson Medal for 2019.
30-Sep-2019 7:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Student Anxiety and Perception of Difficulty Impact Performance and Persistence in Introductory Biology Courses

26-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scholarship of Diversity Abstracts Sought for Largest Meeting of Cell Biologists

A new general poster session topic called “Scholarship of Diversity” has been added to the 2019 ASCB|EMBO meeting in Washington, DC. This new topic is sure to foster conversations around diversity and inclusion in the life sciences.
18-Sep-2019 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Biology Education Researcher Named 2019 Bruce Alberts Award Winner

Mary Pat Wenderoth, a Principal Lecturer in biology at the University of Washington, has been named the 2019 winner of ASCB’s Bruce Alberts Award for Excellence in Science Education.
16-Sep-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Enter cell bio society’s fluorescent protein image contest by October 15

The deadline to enter the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) image and video contest to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the development of green fluorescent protein (GFP) as a tagging tool for bioscience is October 15.
5-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Human organoids are being hailed as a major development in biomedicine by the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

1-Oct-2019 2:05 PM EDT

American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) experts can offer background information on Nobel Prize winners & their science.

27-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT

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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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.


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