American Society for Cell Biology Honors Sandra K. Masur, PhD, as the Namesake for Senior Leadership in Cell Biology Honor
The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) has
established a national award named forSandra K. Masur, PhD, Professor of Ophthalmology, Mount Sinai Health System. The award honors individuals with a distinguished research career in cell biology and outstanding leadership in mentoring.
The Sandra K. Masur Senior Leadership Award, (previously the Women in Cell Biology (WICB) Senior Leadership Award) will honor “a woman or man at a later career stage (generally full professor or equivalent) whose outstanding scientific achievements are coupled with a record of active leadership in mentoring both men and women in scientific careers.” It will join four other named ASCB awards and is the first named for a woman.
“Dr. Masur has been a prolific researcher throughout her career and has provided guidance and mentorship for many junior researchers especially women and the underrepresented in developing their careers in cell biology and vision research,” said James C. Tsai, MD, MBA, Chair, Department of Ophthalmology at the Health System, and President of New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai. “Winning a lifetime achievement award is impressive - but getting the lifetime achievement award named after you is another level entirely."