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Minorities Affairs Committee


Committe Chair: Renato Aguilera, University of Texas, El Paso



Mission Statement: Preamble

 The Minorities Affairs Committee (MAC), one of the standing committees of the American Society for Cell Biology, has as its goal to significantly increase the involvement of underrepresented minority scientists in all aspects of the Society. To achieve this goal we recognize the need to promote the professional development of and to recruit minority scientists. The relatively small size of the pool of scientists with an interest in cell biology requires that we also develop programs for undergraduate and predoctoral students to assist them in achieving careers in biomedical research. A long range goal of the committee is to contribute to the Nation's effort to increase the number of underrepresented minority scientists. The specific objectives of the Committee are:



  • To increase diversity among the members of the ASCB.
  • To bring issues related to minorities in science to the attention of ASCB members.
  • To assist in the professional development of minority scientists and in the education of minority science students.
  • To mentor young minority scientists (postdoctoral, young faculty members and industrial scientists), and pre-doctoral and undergraduate students.
  • To establish a network involving minority scientists and minority science students.
  • To provide minority science students and young scientists with the opportunity to acquire state-of-the-art knowledge and research skills in cell biology.
  • To provide opportunities for faculty members at minority-serving institutions to advance their research and teaching effectiveness, and establish long-term professional relationships with ASCB members.


How to Get Involved

Become a Minorities Affairs Committee Postdoctoral Fellow. Apply to join the committee and participate in running MAC programs. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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