HILL, Blake

Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin, Biochemistry

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Blake Hill

Statement of interest

The ASBMB is going through a critical financial transition as our journals move to gold open access, which will change the society’s revenue model. I am running for ASBMB Council to work with members to ensure that career resources and advocacy for all of us will not be sacrificed. The ASBMB is only as strong as its members — and communication between members, committees, journal staff, and leadership will be key to a successful transition. We need strong scientific societies now more than ever, as witnessed by the recent leadership role played by ASBMB in calling for depoliticization of science funding. We also need to advocate for at-risk scientists who may be disproportionately affected during the COVID-19 crisis. My committee experiences at ASBMB — working on Publications, Finance, Membership, and Council — provide a unique perspective that will inform my decision-making. You can reach me at any time with your concerns at blakehill4asbmb@gmail.com.

Education and training

  • Ph.D., Chemistry, Yale University, 1995
  • B.A., Chemistry, Kalamazoo College, 1984

Awards and honors

  • Inaugural Changemaker Awardee, Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin, 2015
  • Leadership Academy, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2015
  • Faculty Member, Faculty of 1000, 2013
  • Protein Society Service Award, 2012
  • Excellence in Teaching Award Nominee, Johns Hopkins University, 2007
  • George W. Raiziss Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, 1998–2000
  • NIH - NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1996–1998
  • Graduate Fellow, Calhoun College, Yale University, 1989–1995
  • Frederick S. Heyl Doctoral Fellowship, Yale University, 1989–1992
  • Honors Scholarship, Kalamazoo College, 1980–1984


  • Council Member, ASBMB, 2017–2020
  • Member, Membership Committee, ASBMB, 2016–2019
  • Chair, Publications Committee, 2015–2016
  • Member (Nonvoting), Finance Committee, ASBMB, 2015–2016
  • Member, Publications Committee, ASBMB, 2013–2016
  • Member, Membership Committee, Protein Society, 2008–2011
  • Chair, Mentoring Committee, Protein Society, 2006–2011
  • Member, Mentoring Committee, Protein Society, 2002–2015