Welcome to The Histochemical Society!

The HCS Mission Statement

The Histochemical Society is an organization of scientists sharing a passion for the development and use of visual techniques that provide biochemical and molecular information about the structure and function of cells, tissues and organs and for the dissemination of this knowledge through education and outreach.

The Society fulfills its mission through publishing its Journal, the Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry, and through the management of annual meetings and short courses.  We invite you to explore our website, journal, newsletters, awards programs and course offerings.  Email us with any questions or to receive additional information about our society.

A Time to Grieve, Reflect, and Reassess: The Histochemical Society joins FASEB's Statement on Racial Violence 

George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Ahmaud Arbery. Three more names that have been added to a sickeningly long list of Black people killed as a result of racism in the U.S. The Histochemical Society and the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) join the nation in mourning the senseless loss of these and the lives of far too many other victims of race-based violence. As advocates, we strongly support the peaceful protests and demonstrations that spotlight overt inequalities still rampant across our country.

This is a time for collective reflection and soul searching and an opportunity to reassess our contributions not only to the scientific community, but also broader social conversations. Our conclusion is simple: We must do better. There is much work to be done to truly foster diversity, equity, and inclusion, within the scientific community and beyond.

We recognize the disproportionally high toll the Black members of our community face and commits to do more to combat discrimination, harassment, and racism within our community.

This will require dedicated and sustained effort, and results will not be immediate; however, it is critical that our community helps amplify the voices that have been silenced as a result of systemic discrimination.

The Benefits of Membership

HCS members are a part of a community of professionals with shared interests in immunohistochemistry and cytochemistry. Members forge lasting friendships and collaborations in science.  Membership provides access to HCS newsletters, membership directory, and JHC discounts.  Membership also provides opportunities for short courses, a robust awards program and meeting discounts.Join this interactive collaborative group today!

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 Journal of Histochemistry & Cytochemistry (JHC)

JHC has been a pre-eminent cell biology journal for over  50 years and is a leader in the field of current imaging techniques and publishes primary research articles, timely reviews, editorials and perspectives on the structure and function of cells, tissues and organs. It is intended as a central source for research into mechanisms of development, differentiation, and disease. High priority is given to submissions where imaging techniques are complemented by new genetic, molecular and biochemical approaches.

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