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ASCB leads network to address persistent challenges to enhance inclusivity in scientific societies

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant of more than $701K to establish a collaborative network of experts to identify evidence-based inclusion strategies that can be employed by scientific...
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Cell biology society names Rebecca Alvania as incoming CEO

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) welcomes Rebecca Alvania as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective January 3, 2022. Alvania comes to ASCB from the American Society for Microbiology, where she served as the Assistant Director of...
3-Nov-2021 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Kington, Ginther to receive Public Service Award for reports on racial inequities in federal funding

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) is pleased to announce that Donna Ginther and Raynard Kington have been selected by the society’s Public Policy Committee to be the recipients of the 2021 ASCB Public Service Award. Ginther and Kington...
2-Nov-2021 3:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

American Society for Cell Biology announces 2021 honorific awards and recognition

The following people were recognized by either receiving an honorific award and/or being invited to present a keynote speech or lecture. Congratulations to all. ASCB will feature longer profiles of some of these award winners on its website and in...
1-Sep-2021 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Fourteen scientists elected to the 2021 cohort of ASCB Fellows

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) is pleased to present its cohort of 14 new Fellows for 2021.
1-Sep-2021 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Neurodegeneration forms focus of 2021 ASCB Doorstep Meeting

Neurodegeneration and repair are the topics of the American Society for Cell Biology’s 2021 Doorstep Meeting. This highly interactive event will focus on new developments of the mechanistic basis for neurodegeneration, highlighting progress on...
11-Aug-2021 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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DORA receives $1.2M grant from Arcadia to accelerate research assessment reform

The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), an initiative that operates under the sponsorship of the American Society for Cell Biology, has been awarded a 3-year, $1.2M grant from Arcadia – a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and...
13-Jul-2021 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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ASCB Grant Funds Five New Innovative Public Engagement Projects

The American Society for Cell Biology is pleased to announce the five 2021 recipients of ASCB Public Engagement Grants, which are funded by Science Sandbox, an initiative of the Simons Foundation. This round of grantees features STEM outreach and...
21-Jun-2021 9:30 AM 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)

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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.
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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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Broader benefits of social media for scientists

There are many different views on the most effective use of social media in science, and I don’t claim to...
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ASCB leads network to address persistent challenges to enhance inclusivity in scientific societies

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant of more tha...
19 Nov 2021

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MBoC Sixth Special Issue on Forces on and Within Cells

Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBoC) Editor-in-Chief Matt Welch and the Issue Editors encourage you to sub...
09 Nov 2021

Practical Tips for Science Twitter: Use Your Data and be a Kardashian

In a previous blog post, I attempted to convince the members of ASCB that “Twitter is Fun, Useful and Rea...
09 Nov 2021

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ASCB names Rebecca Alvania as incoming CEO

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) welcomes Rebecca Alvania as its new Chief Executive Officer, e...
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Kington, Ginther to receive Public Service Award for reports on racial inequities in federal funding

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) is pleased to announce that Donna Ginther and Raynard Kington ...
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David A. Micklos Honored with 2021 Bruce Alberts Award for Excellence in Science Education

The popularity of products that provide detailed insight into your personal DNA is proof that even folks wh...
28 Oct 2021

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Rebecca Heald to Deliver 2021 Keith R. Porter Lecture

Cell and developmental biologist Rebecca W. Heald has been selected to deliver the Keith R. Porter Lecture ...
27 Oct 2021

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Quantitative Biology: Embrace the Numbers

ASCB’s basic science research journal, Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBoC),has issued a call for abstrac...
27 Oct 2021

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Innovation in Education Award Goes to Nathan S. Reyna

Nathan S. Reyna, an associate professor and the principal investigator of the Cell Biology Education Consor...
26 Oct 2021

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