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Cell biology society awarded $1.3M NIH grant to enhance diversity in academic biomedical workforce

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) was awarded a first-of-its-kind National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to enhance diversity in the academic biomedical workforce.
3-Aug-2020 12:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Annual cell bio meeting moves online

After careful consideration, the ASCB Council unanimously voted to cancel the in-person meeting scheduled to be held in Philadelphia in December and instead hold Cell Bio Virtual 2020-An Online ASCB|EMBO Meeting.
15-Jul-2020 12:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Public Engagement grant awardees bring science to diverse groups

The seven winners of the American Society for Cell Biology’s 2020 Public Engagement Grant Awards have created programs that share the wonder of science with vulnerable populations, such as people experiencing homelessness, the incarcerated, or...
14-Jul-2020 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Nobel laureate Martin Chalfie elected as 2022 cell bio society president

Nobel laureate Martin Chalfie was elected by members of the American Society for Cell Biology to serve as ASCB President in 2022. He will serve as President-Elect on the Executive Committee in 2021.
7-May-2020 9:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Co-editors chosen for CBE—Life Sciences Education journal

Kimberly Tanner and Jeffrey Schinske will become co-Editors-in-Chief of CBE—Life Sciences Education (LSE) on August 1, 2020. The two will succeed Erin Dolan after her second term as Editor-in-Chief. LSE is the peer-reviewed, open access journal on...
7-Apr-2020 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Established cell biologists can apply for several honorific awards

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) created several honorific awards to recognize established life scientists who, over their careers, have made significant contributions to the discipline of cell biology and to the community of cell...
16-Mar-2020 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Cell biology society offers awards for life scientists just starting out

The American Society for Cell Biology wants to encourage scientists who have exhibited great promise early in their professional journeys with a variety of honorific awards. Below are several awards available to life scientists who are just...
12-Mar-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Life science educator’s regional meeting planned for Soka University of America

The 2020 American Society for Cell Biology Regional Meeting, Teaching Tomorrow’s Scientists, will be held May 30 at Soka University of America in Alisa Viejo, California. This day-long conference for a teaching-intensive audience of life...
3-Feb-2020 2:30 PM 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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