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Student Chapters Committee

The Student Chapters Committee is devoted to building a national community of undergraduate students and faculty members for the advancement of biochemistry and molecular biology research, education and science outreach. It provides  networking and career-development opportunities at regional and national levels, access to research and science outreach, as well as grants and awards.

Pamela Mertz

Pamela Mertz

  • Chair, Student Chapters Committee (2023–2026)
  • St. Mary's College of Maryland

North-central region

Orla Hart

Orla Hart

  • (2023–2026)
  • Purdue University

Northeast region

Daniel Dries

Daniel Dries

  • (2021–2024)
  • Juniata College
Amy Springer

Amy Springer

  • (2023–2026)
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst

Northwest region

Betsy Martinez–Vaz

Betsy Martinez–Vaz

  • (2022–2025)
  • Hamline University
Erin Sayer

Erin Sayer

  • (2021–2024)
  • University of Nebraska – Lincoln

South-central region

Corina Maeder

Corina Maeder

  • (2021–2024)
  • Trinity University
Odutayo Odunuga

Odutayo Odunuga

  • (2021–2024)
  • Stephen F. Austin State University

Southeast region

Nancy Rice

Nancy Rice

  • (2023–2026)
  • University of South Alabama
Melanie Van Stry

Melanie Van Stry

  • (2023–2026)
  • Lane College

Southwest region

Chad Park

Chad Park

  • (2022–2025)
  • University of Arizona
Erik Yukl

Erik Yukl

  • (2021–2024)
  • New Mexico State University