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 Ana Maria Barral, Ph.D.

Ana Maria Barral headshotDecember 1, 2017 -- Ana Maria Barral is an assistant professor at the National University in Costa Mesa, California. In December's research spotlight, Barral talks about her involvement in teaching research, particularly how to incorporate research in undergraduate education and the experiences that led her to a career in teaching. Read more about Ana Maria Barral.


November Research Spotlight on Shantá D. Hinton, Ph.D.

S. Hinton smallNovember 1, 2017 --  Shantá D. Hinton is an associate professor of biology at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. In November's research spotlight, Hinton talks about an early conversation about with her grandfather about snakes and frogs first inspired her interest in science, shares how she turns her failures into motivation and shares the mentoring values that have served her well as a mentee and now a mentor. Read more about Shantá D. Hinton.

September Research Spotlight on Kelly Chacón, Ph.D.

K. Chacón smallSeptember 1, 2017 -- Kelly Chacón is an assistant professor of chemistry at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. In September's research spotlight, Chacón talks about her non-traditional path to her current position,  confronts the stigma surrounding mental health in academia, and shares the experiences that fuel her continuing scientific pursuits. Read more about Kelly Chacón. 


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