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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.


January Research Spotlight on George Langford, Ph.D.

George Langford croppedJanuary 1, 2014 -- George Langford is a neuroscientist and currently serves as the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University. His research focuses on the cellular mechanisms of memory and how diseases such as Alzheimer’s can impair these processes. His advice to students is to develop strategies and stay attuned to your goals. Learn more about George Langford.

December Research Spotlight on Maria Belen Cassera, Ph.D.

Maria Belen Cassera_croppedDecember 1, 2013 -- Maria Belen Cassera is currently an assistant professor of biochemistry at Virginia Tech. Her research focuses on the development of chemotherapeutics against bacteria and protozoa. In her free time, she enjoys dancing and playing guitar. Learn more about Maria Belen Cassera. 

November Research Spotlight on Ibrahim Cisse, Ph.D.

Ibrahim Cisse_croppedNovember 1, 2013 -- Ibrahim Cisse currently works at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Farm Research Campus as part of the Transcription Imaging Consortium. He will join MIT’s Physics department in January 2014. His research on RNA Polymerase II clustering was recently published in ScienceLearn more about Ibrahim Cisse. 

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