Douglas B. Weibel from the University of Wisconsin-Madison has been named the 2013 ASCB Early Career Life Scientist Awardee. Weibel was selected because of his many creative accomplishments in research and teaching, including K-12 education. His focus has been on the cell biology of bacteria, in part because of their virtually unparalleled experimental power, in part because of their importance to human health and in part because of their translatability into K-12 public classrooms. Both his research and teaching interweave chemistry, biophysics and engineering to address basic mechanisms of cell biology. His interests include mechanisms of macromolecular localization within the cell, membrane curvature and community behaviors. ASCB Early Career Award will be presented at the 2013 ASCB Annual Meeting in a Minisymposium to be announced in New Orleans. The ASCB congratulates Weibel, an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and thanks the Selection Committee.