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.


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.


January Research Spotlight on Paola Mera, Ph.D.

Paola Mera headshotJanuary 1, 2017 -- Paola Mera is an assistant professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at New Mexico State University. In January's research spotlight, Dr. Mera talks about the experiences that led her to her current position and about navigating the transition from postdoctoral fellow to faculty member. Read more about Dr. Mera.

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