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American Society for Cell Biology

Erica ShugartExecutive Director

American Society for Cell Biology
8120 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 750
Bethesda, MD 20814-2762
T – (301) 347-9300
F – (301) 347-9310
eshugart@ascb.org

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) was founded in 1961 to bring together the varied facets of cell biology. Now representing more than 11,000 members, the Society’s objective is to provide for the exchange of scientific knowledge in the area of cell biology. It does so through the scholarly dissemination of research at its Annual Meeting and in its publications, Molecular Biology of the Cell and Cell Biology Education, and strives to ensure the future of basic scientific research by providing training and development opportunities for students and young investigators, and also by keeping Congress and the American public informed about the importance of biomedical research.

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Genentech, a Roche Company

James Sabry

Genentech, Inc
1633 Grandview Dr.
Building 33
South San Francisco, CA 94080
T– (650)467-6617

Considered the founder of the industry, Genentech, now a member of the Roche Group, has been delivering on the promise of biotechnology for over 40 years.

Genentech is a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions. We are among the world’s leading biotech companies, with multiple products on the market and a promising development pipeline.

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Genetics Society of America

Tracey Depellegrin, Executive Director

Genetics Society of America
9650 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20814
T – (301) 634-7300
F – (301) 634-7079
Tracey.Depellegrin@thegsajournals.org

Founded in 1931, the Genetics Society of America (GSA) is the professional membership organization for scientific researchers, educators, bioengineers, bioinformaticians and others interested in the field of genetics. Its nearly 5,000 members work to advance knowledge in the basic mechanisms of inheritance, from the molecular to the population level. The GSA is dedicated to promoting research in genetics and to facilitating communication among geneticists worldwide through its conferences, including the biennial conference on Model Organisms to Human Biology, an interdisciplinary meeting on current and cutting edge topics in genetics research, as well as annual and biennial meetings that focus on the genetics of particular organisms, including C. elegans, Drosophila, fungi, mice, yeast, and zebrafish. GSA publishes GENETICS a leading journal in the field and a new online, open-access publication, G3.

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Bodo Stern, PhD

Howard Hughes Medical Institute
4000 Jones Bridge Road
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
T – (301) 215-8646
F – (301) 215-8863
sternb@hhmi.org

Founded in 1953, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is a non-profit organization focused on the advancement of biomedical research and science education. HHMI’s flagship program in biomedical research rests on the conviction that scientists of exceptional talent, commitment, and imagination will make fundamental biological discoveries if they receive the resources, time, and freedom to pursue challenging questions. The Institute has approximately 300 investigators based at more than 60 institutions nationwide. Through the freestanding Janelia Farm Research Campus, HHMI scientists are probing fundamental questions best addressed through a collaborative, interdisciplinary culture. HHMI scientists include 12 Nobel Prize Winners and 122 members of the National Academy of Sciences. HHMI also supports highly creative international scientists in key geographical regions and research areas, provides essential funding for physician-scientists early in their careers, and invests in resources that benefit the broader scientific community.

HHMI’s science education program fuses teaching and research, reflecting the Institute’s commitment to inspiring and educating a new generation of scientists. HHMI funds initiatives with the power to transform undergraduate and graduate education by engaging students in discovery research. The Institute seeks opportunities to create connections across a continuum of learning that extends from the primary grades through high school and beyond and includes activities to increase diversity in the scientific workforce and promote scientific literacy in society.

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Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research

Jeff Lockwood, Global Head, Communications

Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
200 Technology Square, 9th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02139
T – (617) 871-4110
jeffrey.lockwood@novartis.com

The Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) is the global pharmaceutical research organization for Novartis. NIBR’s global research network is comprised of more than 6,000 scientists, physicians and business professionals working together to discover innovative medicines to treat diseases with high unmet medical need. For more information, please visit www.nibr.com or follow us @NovartisScience

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Society for Neuroscience

Marty Saggese, Executive Director

Society for Neuroscience
1121 14th St. NW, Suite 1010
Washington, DC 20005
T – (202) 962-4000
F – (202) 962-4941
marty@sfn.org

The Society for Neuroscience, formed in 1970, is a nonprofit membership organization of more than 33,000 basic scientists and physicians who study the brain and nervous system. The Society’s primary goal is to promote the exchange of information among researchers, which it accomplishes through its scholarly publications, such as The Journal of Neuroscience, and by holding an annual meeting each fall. The Society is the world’s largest organization of scientists devoted to the study of the brain and is active in the areas of public education and public policy surrounding the field of neuroscience.