The first cohort of ASBMB MOSAIC scholars

Lillian J. Brady

Vanderbilt University

Project: Sex differences in cholinergic regulation of nicotinic acetylcholine receptor modulation of local nucleus accumbens circuitry underlying motivation

Cassandra Hayne

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Project: Structural and functional characterization of pontocerebellar hypoplasia associated nucleases

Alfa Herrera

Northwestern University

Project: Small host GTPases: Direct targets of vibrio vulnificus MARTX toxin effectors

Junior Gonzales

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Project: Development of multimodal agents from natural spider peptides for prostate cancer via sodium-channel NaV1.7

Josefina Inés del Mármol

Rockefeller University

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

Marco Messina

University of California, Berkeley

Project: An activity-based biomolecule labeling platform for the imaging of cells and tissues under oxidative stress

Elias Picazo

Harvard University

Project: Strategic molecular activations for the selective synthesis of 2-deoxy-beta-glycosides, and for the synthesis of novel donor–acceptor Stenhouse adducts

Iris Smith

Cleveland Clinic

Project: Unraveling the PTEN interactome: Modeling structural and functional dynamic network architecture for therapeutic modulation in cancer and autism

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

Read more about the inaugural ASBMB MOSAIC scholars


Meet our inaugural MOSAIC scholars

These K99/R00 awardees will receive individualized coaching and networking and presentation opportunities tailored to their needs.


More MOSAIC scholars

In February and April, the society welcomed seven MOSAIC participants. The five participants just named complete the cohort.