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Early-Career Editors join the board of Molecular Biology of the Cell journal

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) is proud to announce the selection of 24 Early-Career Editors to join the board of Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBoC). This new group of pre-tenure faculty and postdocs will be responsible for...
1-Apr-2021 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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ASCB opts for a virtual annual meeting once again

Cell Bio 2021 – an ASCB|EMBO Meeting will be held online once again. Meeting dates are set for December 1-10.
15-Mar-2021 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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ASCB announces its inaugural cohort of NIH MOSAIC Scholars

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) is pleased to announce its first cohort of scholars for the Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) K99/R00 program, an initiative funded by the National...
29-Jan-2021 9:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

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ASCB offers grants of up to $35K for science outreach projects

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) is delighted to be able to offer its members up to $35,000 to fund bold ideas that engage local communities with the process of science and increase public scientific literacy.
13-Jan-2021 9:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

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8-Dec-2020 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Fauci Calls on Scientists to Help Rebuild Publics’ Trust in Science

Anthony Fauci, MD, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has received the 2020 American Society for Cell Biology Public Service Award.
6-Dec-2020 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Online cell biology meeting seeks to engage, enlighten virtual attendees

The American Society for Cell Biology annual meeting will occur virtually December 2 through 16 and include two special sessions on COVID-19.
4-Dec-2020 1:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Molecular Biology of the Cell seeks early-career editors to focus on curating preprints

Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBoC) is assembling an editorial board of early-career researchers dedicated to curating and classifying the impact of new articles published in MBoC and preprints posted on bioRxiv. Supported by a Learned Society...
3-Dec-2020 7:25 AM EST 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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