PanAmerican Society
for Pigment Cell Research

We are experts in human and animal pigmentation 

and pigmentary disorders

Our Activities

Monthly Seminars

Join us for virtual seminars with invited speakers presenting their newest research

Mentorship program

Trainees: you can be matched with an experienced Mentor in industry or academia


Attend our annual meeting to present your research, enjoy fun activities and meet experts in the field. Our next meeting will be in NYC Sep 9-12 2024! Find out all of the details:


Funding is available through Colgate-Palmolive for summer research students supervised by a PASPCR member

Our Favorite Read

Dive deep into the field in the only journal dedicated to pigment cell biology, led by editor-in-chief and PASPCR member, Dr. Vijayasaradhi Setaluri. A subscription to this journal is included with PASPCR membership

About Us

Group photo in Oregon 2019

We are the PASPCR

Founded in 1988, the PanAmerican Society for Pigment Cell Research (PASPCR) is a scientific society composed of members who study all  aspects of the cells that make pigmentation possible. We are one of four sister societies that make up the International Federation of Pigment Cell Societies (IFPCS). The other three societies are the Asian Society, the Japanese Society and the European Society.

Our Society is composed of clinicians, developmental biologists, biochemists, immunologists, cell biologists, molecular biologists, chemists and physicists who work in North America, Central America and South America.

We warmly welcome you!

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