The PanAmerican Society for Pigment Cell Research (PASPCR) is a scientific society devoted to those of us interested in various aspects of pigment cells. Our Society is a very interactive one, meeting on an annual basis, and is composed of clinicians, developmental biologists, biochemists, immunologists, cell biologists, molecular biologists, chemists and physicists, among other disciplines. Look at the PASPCR Information page for more information on our Society.

PASPCR - statement on racism (pdf)

It is with great sadness that we in the PASPCR community follow the tragic events in Beirut. We send our best wishes and support to our colleagues and friends who have family in the city.
If you would like to contribute to the ongoing humanitarian efforts to help the people of Beirut, a non-profit, non-governmental agency that has been recommended to us is Offrejoie (Joy of Giving)-

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This meeting has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please see the conference website for additional details.

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Other news

  • Tribute to Estela Medrano
  • The Colors of Our Skin: A mini-review on human skin color from the PASPCR.
  • Do White Blood Cells Make Cancer Deadly? Go to this link about the latest research by John Pawelek in Scientific American Magazine.
  • There is a new and improved Mouse Coat Color Genes web page, curated by Lluis Montoliu (CNB-CSIC, Madrid, Spain) and Dorothy C. Bennett (St. George's, University of London, UK). Check it out.

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Related societies

The PASPCR is part of a Federation of Societies. Below are the links to the homepages of our three sister societies, the Asian Society for Pigment Cell Research (ASPCR), the European Society for Pigment Cell Research (ESPCR) and the Japanese Society for Pigment Cell Research (JSPCR) and the home page of the International Federation of Pigment Cell Societies (IFPCS). Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research is the official Journal of the IFPCS and the Society for Melanoma Research (SMR).

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