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.


June Research Spotlight on Steven Damo, Ph.D.

Steven Damo - smallJune 1, 2016 -- Steven Damo is an assistant professor at Fisk University, an HBCU in Nashville, Tenn. In June's Research Spotlight, Dr. Damo describes how his early struggles with AP Chemistry motivated him to pursue a career in science. Read more about Dr. Damo.


May Research Spotlight on Patricia Dos Santos, Ph.D.

Patricia Dos Santos - small photoMay 1, 2016 -- Patricia Dos Santos is an associate professor and director of graduate studies in the Department of Chemistry at Wake Forest University. In May's research spotlight, Dr. Dos Santos explains how her laboratory experience at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, fueled her desire to pursue a career in research. Read more about Dr. Dos Santos.


April Research Spotlight on Carlise Bethel, Ph.D.

Carlise BethelApril 1, 2016 -- Carlise Bethel is a science instructor at Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr. High School in Maryland, where she teaches courses in biology and medical science. In April's research spotlight, Dr. Bethel describes why she decided to pursue a career in teaching and explains why her scientific training prepared her for working a classroom. Learn more.


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