Research Spotlight

June Featured Scientist - Regina Stevens-Truss, Ph.D. 


Stevens-Truss_smJune 1, 2012 -- Regina Stevens-Truss is a member of the ASBMB Minority Affairs Committee and chairs the ASBMB HOPES project, a K-12 science outreach initiative.  Born in Panama, Dr. Stevens-Truss always loved science, and credits her junior high teachers for having shown her that anything is possible.  Full of ideas, energy and enthusiasm, she currently teaches undergraduate chemistry at Kalamazoo College.  Learn more about Dr. Regina Stevens-Truss. 

May 2012 Featured Scientist - Andrew Campbell, Ph.D.  

A.Campbell_headMay 1 2, 2012 -- Andrew Campbell, Ph.D. chose a career in academia over industry because of his commitment to building programs that produce the next generation of under-represented minority scientists.  He is an Associate Professor at Brown University and director of the Biomed Initiative to Maximize Student Development (IMSD) program.  In addition to teaching, research and mentoring, Dr. Campbell plays the piano and enjoys tennis, golf, kayaking and running in his spare time.  Read our full interview with Dr. Andrew Campbell

April 2012 Featured Scientist - Casonya Matese Johnson, Ph.D. 

CMJohnson_photo2April 2, 2012 -- Despite not having been enamored by science in high school, Dr. Casonya Matese Johnson quickly discovered her passion for science while attending Morgan State University.  Her participation in the MARC program helped convince her that being a scientist is the key to being able to answer all the questions she has about the world around her.  She is currently an associate professor of biology at Georgia State University in Atlanta.  Her heroes include Albert Einstein, Maya Angelou and Mercedes Lackey.  You can find Dr. Casonya Matese Johnson riding a Harley Davison when she’s not engaged in teaching or research.  Read our full interview with Dr. Casonya Matese Johnson.      

 March 2012 Featured Scientist - Alberto Roca, Ph.D. 

A.Roca_smMarch 1, 2012 -- After completing his training as a biochemist, Alberto Roca now spends his professional time helping graduate students transition to postdoc training and finding professional positions.  He is an expert on diversity issues.  Dr. Roca is the founder of and he also founded the SACNAS Postdoc Committee and co-founded the Diversity of Committee of the National Postdoctoral Association.  Read our full interview with Dr. Alberto Roca. 

February 2012 Featured Scientist - Elizabeth Ntantie, Ph.D. 


Elizabeth_Ntantie_smFebruary 1, 2012 -- Elizabeth Ntantie is a pharmacology graduate student in the department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Medical College of Wisconsin.  Outside of research she serves in leadership roles in student organizations on campus, plays volleyball and tennis and travels whenever she gets the chance.  Elizabeth keeps the fire of science burning by taking on challenges and pushing herself to work hard.  Being a young scientist herself, she has a lot of great advice for other young and aspiring scientists.  Read our entire interview with Elizabeth Ntantie. 

January 2012 Featured Scientist - Ian Thorpe, Ph.D. 

Ian_Thorpe_smJanuary 3, 2012 -- Dr. Ian Thorpe is an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.  His love of science stems in part from his love of science fiction.  He credits the mentors he has had in college and graduate school for his success in research today.   And he cannot emphasize enough the importance of finding good mentors for young and aspiring scientists.  Learn more about Dr. Thorpe.