Networking Events

Whether you’re attending the meeting for the first time, looking to connect with current or former colleagues, recruiting your next postdoc or seeking out new collaborators, there’s a networking opportunity for you.

Sunday, April 7

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Convention Center Exhibit Hall, ASBMB Lounge

ASBMB Meet a Program Officer

Meet with National Institutes of Health (NIH) program directors during a midday informal discussion about science and career development.

  • Jane Acri, National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • Oleg Barski, National Institute of General Medical Sciences
  • Sailaja Koduri, National Institute of General Medical Sciences
  • Christine Maric-Bilkan, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
  • Pamela Marino, National Institute of General Medical Sciences
  • Rita Valentino, National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • John Williams, National Institute on Aging
  • Dorit Zuk, National Institute of General Medical Sciences

12:15-1:45 p.m. W 307 CD

ASBMB Advocacy Town Hall Meeting

Join our expert panelists who are prepared to answer your questions on workforce and policy changes being considered by the National Institutes of Health, as well as the impact President Trump and Congress are having on the nation's biomedical research enterprise. Your questions will be taken live and via Twitter, follow #ASBMBTownHall.

Boxed lunches will be provided to the first 75 event participants — first come, first served.

12:30-1:30 p.m. Convention Center Exhibit Hall, ASBMB Lounge

Meet the Speakers

Meet with world-renowned BMB scientists during the midday poster sessions for an informal scientific discussion. Featuring:

  • Xiaochen Bai, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Anchi Cheng, New York Structural Biology Center
  • Yifan Cheng, University of California, San Francisco
  • Lawrence David, Duke University
  • Sloan Devlin, Harvard Medical School
  • Ivan Dikic, Goethe University Frankfurt
  • John Dueber, University of California, Berkeley
  • Christine Dunham, Emory University School of Medicine
  • Daniel Finley, Harvard Medical School
  • Neil Garg, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Cigall Kadoch, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
  • Elizabeth Kellogg, Cornell University
  • Beth Levine, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • Karin Musier-Forsyth, Ohio State University
  • Ian Page, University of Maryland
  • Bing Ren, University of California, San Diego
  • Federico Rey, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • Julie Segre, National Human Genome Research Institute
  • Yang Shi, Boston Children's Hospital
  • Pablo Sobrado, Virginia Tech
  • Jeremy Thorner, University of California, Berkeley
  • Rui Zhao, University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus

6:00-7:30 p.m. Rosen Centre, Grand Ballroom D

ASBMB Women Scientists Mentoring and Networking Event

Sponsored by the ASBMB Membership Committee

Join us in discussing some of our efforts designed to combat sexual and gender-based harassment during the education of young scientists and in our professional lives. A panel will give short presentations followed by an open forum among the attendees.

All ASBMB members and biochemistry registrants welcome.

7:00-8:30 p.m. Rosen Centre, Grand Ballroom C

ASBMB Welcome Reception

Sponsored by the ASBMB Minority Affairs Committee

This annual professional networking event has an emphasis on encouraging mentoring relationships and includes an opportunity to view and discuss ASBMB Graduate Student Travel Award research posters. ASBMB members and biochemistry registrants welcome.

Monday, April 8

12:00-1:00 p.m. Convention Center Exhibit Hall, ASBMB Lounge

Meet the Speakers

Meet with world-renowned BMB scientists during the midday poster sessions for an informal scientific discussion. Featuring:

  • Nicolas Brancucci, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
  • Richard Cardullo, University of California, Riverside
  • Shu-Sin Chng, National University of Singapore
  • Katrina Claw, University of Washington
  • Richard Ebright, Waksman Institute of Microbiology, Rutgers University
  • Lydia Finley, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Richard Flavell, Yale Uiversity
  • Christopher Holley, Duke University School of Medicine
  • Anne Imberty, French National Center for Scientific Research
  • Nathalie Juge, Quadram Institute Bioscience
  • Barbara Kahn, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School
  • Thirumala-Devi Kanneganti, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • Katrin Karbstein, The Scripps Research Institute
  • Michael Karin, University of California, San Diego
  • Eimear Kenny, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Ivor Knight, Penn State Behrend
  • Judy Lieberman, Harvard Medical School/ Boston Children's Hospital
  • Victoria Moore, Elon University
  • Darrell Neufer, East Carolina University
  • Victor Ortega, Wake Forest School of Medicine
  • Dave Pagliarini, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • Jorge Torres, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Gerardo Vasta, Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology, UMB
  • Xiao Wang, Pfizer
  • Susan Wente, Vanderbilt University
  • Sunney Xie, Harvard University
  • Reema Zeineldin, Mercy College

7:00-8:30 p.m. Rosen Centre, Grand Ballroom C

ASBMB Student Flashtalk Science Communication Competition and Reception

Sponsored by the ASBMB Science Outreach and Communication Committee

Please join us for the inaugural “Science in a Flash” communication contest. This event features 10 speakers who will share their science in just four minutes with only one slide. In addition to distilling their research down to its essence, presenters must work to eliminate scientific jargon so that their presentation is understood by specialists and non-specialists alike. The audience will play a major role in selecting winners, so join us and vote for your favorite.

Tuesday, April 9

12:30-1:30 p.m. Convention Center Exhibit Hall, ASBMB Lounge

Meet the Speakers

Meet with world-renowned BMB scientists during the midday poster sessions for an informal scientific discussion. Featuring:

  • Ruma Bannerjee, University of Michigan Medical School
  • Anja Bielinsky, University of Minnesota
  • Eric Brown, Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute
  • Jean Cook, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Gloria Coruzzi, New York University Center for Genomics and Systems Biology
  • Natalia Dudareva, Purdue University
  • Brian Finck, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Toren Finkel, University of Pittsburgh
  • Susan Forsburg, University of Southern California
  • Ying-Hui Fu, University of California, San Francisco
  • John Hogenesch, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • Brian Kuhlman, University of North Carolina
  • Robert Last, Michigan State University
  • Doug Mashek, University of Minnesota
  • Laura Niedernhofer, University of Minnesota
  • Amita Sehgal, University of Pennsylvania
  • Hei Sook Sul, University of California, Berkeley
  • Meng Wang, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Kathryn Wellen, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine