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 Marina Ramirez-Alvarado, Ph.D

Marina Ramirez-Alvarado small headshotMarch 1, 2018 -- Marina Ramirez-Alvarado is a professor biochemistry and molecular biology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. In March’s research spotlight, Ramirez-Alvarado talks about how her mentors helped her decide on her career path and supported her research.


February Research Spotlight on D. Fernando Estrada, Ph.D.D. Fernando Estrada thumbnail February 1, 2018 -- D. Fernando Estrada is an assistant professor in the department of Biochemistry at the University of Buffalo in Buffalo, New York. In Febuary’s research spotlight, Estrada talks about how easy it can be for young scientists to lose faith in themselves and how valuable supportive mentors can be for persevering in the face of rejection.


January Research Spotlight on Adela Cota-Gomez, Ph.D.

Adela Cota-gomez headshot smallJanuary 1, 2018 -- Adela Cota-Gomez is an associate professor in the department of Medicine and division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Denver – Anschutz Medical Campus in Denver, Colorado. In January’s research spotlight, Cota-gomez talks about how her parents sacrifice motivated her to pursue a rewarding career in research and shares how her professional network helped her get back on her chosen career path. 

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