Biosciences’ Abby Dernburg and Eva Nogales–both of whom are also UC Berkeley professors and HHMI Investigators–have been selected as 2017 Fellows of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB). Election as a Fellow is an honor bestowed upon ASCB members by their peers. The award is a lifetime recognition of meritorious efforts to advance cell biology and/or its applications, work in service to the Society, and ongoing loyalty to ASCB.
Dernburg, a faculty biologist in the Biological Systems & Engineering (BSE) Division, and Nogales, a faculty structural biologist in the Molecular Biophysics & Integrated Bioimaging (MBIB) Division, are among the 67 newly elected Fellows to be acknowledged at the 2017 ASCB|EMBO Meeting in Philadelphia. The awards ceremony and special President’s Reception will take place on December 2 and 3, respectively.
The ASCB Fellows Program was launched in 2016 with the selection of an initial cohort of ten inaugural Fellows who were tasked with seeding the program by nominating additional ASCB Fellows. Mina Bissell, a distinguished scientist in the Biological Systems & Engineering Division (BSE), was among the 39 inaugural members selected to this lifetime achievement fellows program that first year.