Kirsten F. Block
Kirsten F. Block is director of education, professional development and outreach at the ASBMB. She earned a Ph.D. in molecular, cellular and developmental biology from Yale University and held a postdoc at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine before making the leap into scientific and professional society management. Upon completion of her training, Block joined the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy in 2014 as the associate director of research and graduate programs, later advancing to director of research and graduate programs before moving to ASBMB in January 2020. Having spent most of her career at ASBMB in the middle of a pandemic, her work feels incomplete without at least a couple Zoom meetings each day. She is passionate about supporting the STEM workforce and in particular enhancing transferrable skills that set scientists up for success in a breadth of careers.
Articles by Kirsten F. Block
IMAGE workshop reduces barriers to research grant success
Feb. 15, 2023
Participants get information about behind-the-scenes NIH and NSF grant review processes as well as expert feedback on their grant applications.
No professional meeting is complete without career programming
Dec. 23, 2022
At #DiscoverBMB, these bite-sized sessions and one-on-one interactions will support your career needs.
We asked, you delivered
Nov. 16, 2022
The #DiscoverBMB schedule will be packed with workshops focused on building your skills and strategies beyond the bench.
Call for proposals: Essential, mission-driven programming at Discover BMB
June 16, 2022
All of the programming at the meeting in March in Seattle will be designed by members. The ball's in your court.
Career-development programming at the annual meeting
Jan. 18, 2022
The 2022 ASBMB Annual Meeting in April offers a collection of programming to meet a variety of needs for members of all career stages and interests.