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Classrooms (at UNM) are composed of mainly underrepresented communities... Seeing these students advance in their lab work and coursework is very exciting for me, and I enjoy inspiring them to pursue careers in the life sciences.

Karlett Parra
Karlett Parra

Professor and Chair, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of New Mexico

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The Covid-19 pandemic has widened the already significant life-expectancy gap between Black and non-Black men.

How to tell if your college is trans-inclusive

Here are some of the key features and policies that trans prospective students may want to consider in their college exploration process.

Advocacy for Black women’s well-being blends science and art

Shannon Bono uses African artifacts, news photographs and images from cell biology to explore the totality of Black womanhood.

Connecting chemistry with education

Meet Christiane Stachl, director of education, outreach and diversity at Center for Genetically Encoded Materials at UC Berkeley.

Booker edits new journal; Bumpus featured in virtual museum

Awards, promotions, milestones and more. Find out what's going on in the lives of ASBMB members.

Gene screenings hold disease clues, but unexplained anomalies often raise fears

When doctors offer multiple-gene panel tests to patients at risk for diseases such as cancer, a variant that hasn’t yet been deciphered might raise concerns with no answers.

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Marion B. Sewer Distinguished Scholarship for Undergraduates

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