Putting your best poster forward

By Jessica Waninger-Saroni, St. Mary’s University Jessica received honorable mention in the 2014 ASBMB poster competition for Enzyme Mechanisms and Chemical Biology Best Thematic Poster Award. She presented her poster, “The crystal structure of SOD5; an unusual copper-only superoxide dismutase.” After countless hours spent in the lab doing experimental procedures, it can seem daunting to…

Outreach at Tulane University

By Sherry Cui, Tulane University ASBMB’s Undergraduate Affiliate Network (UAN) chapters are a network of undergraduate faculty and students committed to the advancement of research, education, and science outreach. Tulane’s UAN chapter shares their activities thus far this year. As the sun shines down in New Orleans, the members of Tulane’s ASBMB Undergraduate Affiliate Network (UAN)…

MD/PhD & MD Applications: A Process of Perseverance

By Sai Phyo, St. John’s University Preparing applications for MD/PhD programs not only requires years of preparation – from doing research, to participating in extra-curricular activities, to having good grades – but also requires perseverance during the application process itself. As a fellow MD/PhD applicant, I know firsthand that taking advantage of available resources and…

From a Common Science Student to a Campus Leader

By Paula Rincon Many undergraduates think of school as a place to attend lectures, take exams, and receive homework assignments. Science majors especially devote long hours to studying because they usually intend to pursue graduate degrees whose admission requirements emphasize a strong GPA and academic honors that can only be achieved through hard work. But…

Classroom in the Community: Learning through Service

By Ritankar Das, University of California Berkeley President John F. Kennedy once famously said, “ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country”. This is especially true in the modern era of economic limits, where the preponderance of the population can use a friendly neighbor. The…

University of Arizona UAN launch Camp BlastOff!

By Michael R. Nelson, Nina Martin, Jonathan Merritt, and James T. Hazzard, Ph.D., University of Arizona This June, the University of Arizona’s UAN Chapter and the Biochemistry Club hosted its first highly successful multidisciplinary BlastOff! Summer Science Camp. An important goal of this camp was to provide fifteen Tucson middle school students from historically under-represented…