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Pingdewinde Sam

Pingdewinde Sam
Pingdewinde Sam, also known as PSam, became an ASBMB Today contrbutor in 2019. Originally from Burkina Faso, he is a Ph.D. candidate in cellular and molecular physiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His thesis work focuses on determining a novel mechanistic pathway of a mitochondrial protein. He holds a bachelor's degree from San Francisco State University and an associate's degree from City College of San Francisco. Outside of academic research, he retains a vested interest in science and global health advocacy. He has not only mentored and taught underrepresented minorities, but he also founded Teebo Inc. in 2012, a U.S.-based nonprofit organization focused on eliminating poverty and hunger, providing clean water, and improving health for Burkinabés. As an advocate for education, he also co-founded EDEN school with his wife in 2016. PSam loves to play soccer and travel, and his love for music made him a worship leader.

Articles by Pingdewinde Sam

The rich rewards of a steep learning curve
Annual Meeting

The rich rewards
of a steep learning curve

12/1/2019
When Gissette Reyes–Soffer moved from studying medicine to translational research, she had no lab experience. Now the JLR junior associate editor’s lab has developed methods to study lipid-altering proteins that regulate disease.
Weaving social innovation and scientific methods for a bright future
Service Beyond Science

Weaving social innovation and scientific methods for a bright future

11/1/2019
Pingdewinde Sam, a Ph.D. candidate at Johns Hopkins, describes his journey from Burkina Faso to the U.S. and how he founded a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping the people of his native land.
Serebryany honored for work on cataracts
Award

Serebryany honored
for work on cataracts

3/1/2019
An MIT biochemist wins a JBC/Tabor award for his research on the relationship between disulfide bonds in crystallins and cataracts.