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 Vimbai Chikwana, Ph.D.

Vimbai Chikwana

September 1, 2015 -- During her graduate training and postdoctoral fellowship, Vimbai Chikwana studied enzymology and structure-function relationships. She is a now research biochemist at Dow AgroSciences. You can read about the path that Dr. Chikwana took to her current position in this month's research spotlight.


Summer Research Spotlight on Cecilia Martinez, Ph.D.


 July 23, 2015 -- Dr. Cecilia Martinez is an assistant professor at Michigan State University, where she leads a research group studying one carbon compound metabolism in bacteria. You can learn more about Dr. Martinez's research and the path she took to reach her current position here


May Research Spotlight on Yolanda Small, Ph.D.Yolanda Small_cropped May 1, 2015 -- Dr. Yolanda Small is an assistant professor at York College, City University of New York (CUNY), where her research group focuses on computational chemistry. Dr. Small worked in industry before deciding to pursue an academic career. Learn more about Dr. Small.

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