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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.


August Research Spotlight on Yuna Ayala, Ph.D.

Yuna Ayala_croppedAugust 1, 2014 -- Dr. Yuna Ayala is an Assistant Professor at Saint Louis University in Missouri. Her research group focuses on understanding protein-RNA interactions and their role in neurodegenerative diseases. In her free time, she enjoys dancing, cooking, and drawing. Learn more about Dr. Ayala.  

July Research Spotlight on Alex Paradez, Ph.D.

Alex Paradez_croppedJuly 1, 2014 -- Dr. Alex Paradez is an Assistant Professor of Biology at the University of Washington. His lab researches Giardia lamblia, a parasite that affects over 100 million humans every year with limited treatment options. Learn more about Dr. Paradez.


June Research Spotlight on Pumtiwitt McCarthy, Ph.D.

Pumtiwitt McCarthy_croppedJune 1, 2014 -- Dr. Pumtiwitt McCarthy is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research at the FDA on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD. Her research program will focus on better understanding causes of bacterial meningitis. Learn more about Dr. McCarthy. 

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