Minority Affairs



It is the mission of the ASBMB Minority Affairs Committee to increase cultural diversity in the fields of biochemistry and molecular biology by increasing participation, visibility and status of minorities within ASBMB.


September Research Spotlight on Kelly Chacón, Ph.D.

K. Chacón smallSeptember 1, 2017 -- Kelly Chacón is an assistant professor of chemistry at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. In September's research spotlight, Chacón talks about her non-traditional path to her current position,  confronts the stigma surrounding mental health in academia, and shares the experiences that fuel her continuing scientific pursuits. Read more about Kelly Chacón.


May Research Spotlight on Veronica Segarra, Ph.D.

 V. Segarra smallMay 1, 2017 -- Veronica Segarra is an assistant professor of Biology at High Point University, a primarily undergraduate institution in North Carolina. In May's research spotlight, Segarra shares how her graduate school experiences in teaching and outreach inspired her interest in pursuing a career in science that combines bench work, teaching and outreach. Segarra also shares how lessons learned from past failures are instrumental in guiding current pursuits and talks about the inherent requirement of continuing to take risks as an innovative scientist. Read more about Dr. Segarra.

March Research Spotlight on Margaret Pruitt

Margaret Pruitt Summary PhotoMarch 1, 2017 -- Margaret (Maggie) Pruitt is an M.D.-Ph.D student at the University of Kansas Medical Center. In March's research spotlight, Pruitt talks about the experiences that led her to pursue a career in medicine and research and about the resources and habits she uses to succeed in her M.D.-Ph.D. training. Read more about Margaret Pruitt.


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