Founded in 1960, The American Society for Cell Biology is a nonprofit organization that promotes and develops the field of cell biology. It strives to ensure basic scientific researches. The organization offers several membership plans for scientists in universities, colleges, professional schools, government, industrial and public sectors and private research institutions. The American Society for Cell Biology s women in cell biology committee provides opportunities and useful information for women to develop careers in cell biology. It organizes several social activities and educational events and workshops for local students. The society holds annual meetings that include discussion on various topics, such as membrane trafficking, cell adhesion and motility, tumor cell invasion and pathogen interaction. The American Society for Cell Biology has a location in Bethesda, Md.