The Executive Director Search Committee is chaired by Jean Schwarzbauer (Secretary 2006-2011) and includes Gary Borisy (President 2002), Holly Goodson (Councilor 2008-2010), Suzanne Pfeffer (President 2003), Sandy Schmid (President 2011), and Cynthia Godes (ASCB).
The Education Committee is concerned with biology education at all levels. Activities at the Annual Meeting include presentation of the Bruce Alberts Award for Excellence in Science Education, the Education Initiative Forum, a workshop on undergraduate teaching, a poster session on science education and a K-12 Outreach Lunch. Outreach activities include distribution of the educational brochure Exploring the Cell, production of the VHS tape CELLebration, and presentation of a cell biology symposium and booth at the National Association of Biology Teachers meeting. Additionally, the Education Committee serves as a resource to and sponsor of the Professional Subcommittee and explores cell biology careers.
The Finance And Audit Committee, chaired by the Treasurer, is responsible for evaluating the financial status of the Society, reviewing expenditures and recommending the annual budgets, reserve funds, and investments. The Committee consists of three or more members of the Society and two ex officio members - the President and President-elect.
The major objectives of the International Affairs Committee are to broaden the base of the Society's international efforts by working with cell biology societies of other nations and coordinating international activities; supervise initiatives to facilitate exchange between U.S. and foreign scientists; and to increase foreign membership in the ASCB.
The ASCB Membership Committee, chaired by the ASCB Secretary, reviews and recommends policies related to membership retention and growth.
The Minorities Affairs Committee (MAC) seeks to significantly support underrepresented minority scientists in all stages of their education and career.
The Program Committee develops the scientific program for the ASCB Annual Meeting, which is generally held in late Fall/ early Winter.
The Public Information Committee promotes education of the lay public in cell biology, directly and through the media.
The Public Policy Committee regularly educates Congress and the Administration about the importance of basic biomedical funding and policy.
The major objective of the Women in Cell Biology Committee (WICB) is to provide opportunities and information useful to women in developing their careers in cell biology. The WICB Committee also provides career development advice of value to all basic biomedical scientists.