CONAWAY, Joan Weliky

Professor, vice provost and dean, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

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Joan Conaway

Statement of interest

I’ve been an ASBMB member since the late 1980s and have benefited from society activities through regular participation in the ASBMB annual meeting and ASBMB small meetings and conferences and as a reader, author and member of the editorial team of ASBMB journals. In short, the ASBMB has been an important part of my scientific life.

It has been an honor to contribute to the ASBMB as its treasurer since 2019, and I am interested in continuing to serve in that role to work with the Council and staff leadership to keep the society on a firm financial footing so that it can sustain and grow its journals, meetings, educational and professional development, and other programs for many years to come.

Education and training

  • A.B., Bryn Mawr College, 1978
  • Ph.D., Stanford University School of Medicine, 1987
  • Postdoctoral training, DNAX Research Institute of Cellular and Molecular Biology, 1987-1988

Awards and honors

  • Member, National Academy of Sciences, 2020
  • Fellow, American Academy of Arts & Sciences, 2002
  • Burroughs–Wellcome Visiting Professorship, St. Louis University School of Medicine, 2001
  • ASBMB–Amgen Award, 1997
  • Edward L. & Thelma Gaylord Award for Scientific Excellence, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, 1991

Experience

  • ASBMB Nominating Committee, 1999–2002
  • ASBMB Annual Meeting Program Planning Committee, 2001
  • Co-chair, ASBMB Annual Meeting Program Planning Committee, 2002 & 2009
  • ASBMB Meetings Committee, 2002–2004, 2006–2009
  • Chair, ASBMB Meetings Committee, 2009–2012
  • ASBMB Council, 2004–2007
  • ASBMB Finance Committee, 2016–present
  • Treasurer, ASBMB, 2019–present
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Biological Chemistry, 1999–2014
  • Member, editorial board, Journal of Biological Chemistry, 1993–1998
  • Professor of molecular biology and Cecil H. Green distinguished chair in cellular and molecular biology, and vice provost and dean of basic research, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 2021–present
  • Investigator and Helen Nelson distinguished chair, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, 2005–2021
  • Investigator, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, 2001–2021
  • Professor (affiliate), Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Kansas Medical Center, 2001–2021
  • Interim head, Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, 2000
  • Associate investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, 1997–2001
  • Assistant, associate, full member, Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, 1989–2001
  • Adjunct assistant professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, 1991–2001
  • Research associate and lecturer, Clayton Foundation Biochemistry Institute Department of Chemistry, University of Texas at Austin
  • Scientific Advisory Board, IGBMC, Strasbourg, France, 2010–present
  • Board of Scientific Counselors–Basic Science, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, 2010–2015 (chair, 2011–2015)
  • Co-chair, Intramural Long-Term Planning Committee, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, 2014
  • Editorial committee, Annual Reviews in Biochemistry, 2007–2021
  • National Institutes of Health Molecular Biology Study Section, 1993–1998
  • Research: molecular mechanisms of RNA polymerase II transcription and regulation.