The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) is a nonprofit membership organization of biologists who study the cell, the fundamental unit of life. ASCB’s mission is to advance scientific discovery, advocate sound research policies, improve education, promote professional development, and increase diversity in the scientific workforce.
Since its founding in 1960, the ASCB has grown to approxima...tely 9,000 members in the United States and more than 65 countries around the world. Current members come from universities, colleges, professional schools, government, industry, and public and private research institutions; 25% of ASCB members work outside the United States. For more information about ASCB, visit www.ascb.org.
ASCB is a leading scientific membership organization, counting 33 Nobel laureates and 29 Lasker awardees. Through its scientific leadership ASCB influences and defines the field of cell biology worldwide, and is an active force in science education and policy. The ASCB Annual Meeting is the premier forum for Cell Biology in the world, and is attended by world leaders in the field, as well as young scientists. The meeting is often considered the culminating experience for ASCB members featuring top science and a rich program of opportunities for career development.
ASCB is a highly innovative and nimble organization strongly committed to a diverse and international workforce, and plays a major role in advocacy for science in Washington, DC.