ASBMB program for MOSAIC scholars
The ASBMB is excited to leverage its considerable organizational and scholarly resources to implement a National Institutes of Health-funded UE5 program to support K99/R00 MOSAIC (Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers) scholars. The program will:
- Build a cohesive community of practice in which MOSAIC scholars will be paired with mentors with established records of scientific, funding and mentoring success and experience in culturally competent coaching practices.
- Provide a suite of career-development opportunities and sponsorship to support the personal and professional development of MOSAIC scholars. These activities will foster networking within a cross-institutional community of scholars, and polish skills in the art of science communication, proposal writing and laboratory management.
- Enhance professional networks of MOSAIC scholars via the Early Career Reviewer program with the Journal of Biological Chemistry editorial board, linkages through the Minority Affairs Committee and, more broadly, the ASBMB community.
- Enhance institutional accountability for supporting career advancement of MOSAIC scholars by convening forums to share evidence-based best practices for improving mentoring, persistence, recruitment and retention of URM scientists.
Anchored by the Minority Affairs Committee, the ASBMB MOSAIC program also taps into programming developed by the Education and Professional Development Committee as well as the Science Outreach and Communication Committee to provide customized career-development support to the MOSAIC scholars.
What is MOSAIC?
The MOSAIC program is part of the NIH’s efforts to enhance diversity within the academic biomedical research workforce, and is designed to facilitate the transition of promising postdoctoral researchers from diverse backgrounds into independent faculty careers in research-intensive institutions. Learn more about the program
Want to learn more?
Years 1 & 2
- Postdoc career minisymposium, including networking with speakers and ASBMB postdoc members
- Publication/presentation best practices training
- Art of Science Communication training
- Skill building: interviewing and presenting chalk talks
- Oral spotlight presentation at ASBMB annual meeting
- Minority Affairs Committee networking
Years 3 & 4
ASBMB MOSAIC scholars
Lillian J. Brady
Project: Sex differences in cholinergic regulation of nicotinic acetylcholine receptor modulation of local nucleus accumbens circuitry underlying motivation
Josefina Inés del Mármol
Project: Elucidating the structural determinants of odor specificity in insect olfactory receptors
John R. Jimah
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Project: Structural basis of dynamin-mediated membrane fission, actin bundling and interaction with binding partners
Project: Strategic molecular activations for the selective synthesis of 2-deoxy-beta-glycosides, and for the synthesis of novel donor–acceptor Stenhouse adducts
Chelsey C. Spriggs
University of Michigan
Project: Hijacking host cellular motors for the nuclear entry of polyomaviruses
Elizabeth V. Wasmuth
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Project: Biochemical, structural and molecular dissection of androgen receptor transcriptional activity
Velencia J. Witherspoon
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Project: Quantitative characterization of the extra cellular matrix components of connective tissue: Fingerprinting macromolecular components through low-field magnetic resonance
- ASBMB Minority Affairs Committee
- Professor of Chemistry
- The University of Utah
- HHMI Investigator
- Evan Pugh Professor of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
- Pennsylvania State University
- Professor and Chair of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
- Yale University