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.


December Research Spotlight on Samira Musah, Ph.D.

Samira Musah small headshotDecember 1, 2016 -- Samira Musah is a Dean's Postdoctoral Fellow at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University. In December's research spotlight Dr. Musah describes her current work on developing patient-specific organs-on-chips microphysiological systems that are predictive of human developmental processes, disease phenotypes, and therapeutic responses. Read more about Dr. Musah.


November Research Spotlight on Gentry Patrick, Ph.D.

Gentry Patrick small headshotNovember 1, 2016 -- Gentry Patrick is an associate professor and vice-chair of the Neurobiology Section of the Division of Biological Sciences at the University of California, San Diego. In November's research spotlight, Dr. Patrick talks about how establishing mentor-mentee relationships with his graduate and post-graduate advisers was fundamental to his success as a neuroscientist. Read more about Dr. Patrick.

October Research Spotlight on Mandë Holdford, Ph.D.

Mande Holford headshotOctober 1, 2016 -- Mandë Holford is an associate professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Hunter College, CUNY. In October's research spotlight, Dr. Holford  describes her current research in the evolution of predatory marine snail venom and how she has used her research career to educate students about science. Read more about Dr. Holford

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