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.


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.


February Research Spotlight on Omowunmi A. Sadik, Ph.D., F.R.S.C.

Omowunmi Sadik, Ph.D. headshotFebruary 1, 2017 -- Omowunmi "Wunmi" A. Sadik is a professor of Chemistry and the Director of the Center for Research in Advanced Sensing Technologies & Environmental Sustainability (CREATES) at the State University of New York at Binghamton. In February's research spotlight, Dr. Sadik shares how her interest in Chemistry carried her across the globe, from teaching and research in Nigeria to a Ph.D. in Australia and to her current position as a professor of Chemistry in upstate New York.


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