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Lee Ligon Elected Fellow of the American Society of Cell Biology

Lee Ligon Elected Fellow of the American Society of Cell Biology



By Mary L. Martialay

September 14, 2021

Lee Ligon, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute associate professor of biological sciences and the associate dean of science for academic affairs, has been chosen as a fellow of the American Society of Cell Biology (ASCB).


Election as a fellow is an honor is bestowed on ASCB members by their peers.  Fellows are recognized for their meritorious efforts to advance cell biology and/or its applications, and for their service to the Society.


Within the ASCB, Ligon has served as the Chair of the Public Information Committee since 2017 and as a member since 2016. She has also served on the LGBTQ Diversity Task Force since 2015, and as Co-Chair from 2017-2019.


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