Professor Mertz Interviewed about ASBMB’s Summer Education Meeting and NSF Grant

Submitted by Pamela Mertz on April 13, 2023 - 5:27 pm
April 13, 2023
By Pamela Mertz

Pamela Mertz, professor of biochemistry, was interviewed for an article that recently appeared in ASBMB Today on the ASBMB summer education meeting that will be held at Suffolk University in Boston this July, “Transforming undergraduate education in the molecular life sciences.”   Professor Mertz is the primary organizer of this conference with three co-organizers Professor Odutayo Odunuga of Stephen F. Austin State University, Associate Professor Celeste Peterson of Suffolk University, and Professor Joseph Provost of the University of California, San Diego.

Mertz is a co-investigator on a $49,650 grant from the National Science Foundation to increase access to the conference (NSF #2310451).  Most of the funds will go towards registration and travel awards, with priority for post-doctoral fellows, faculty from low-resourced institutions, faculty from marginalized groups, and faculty from minority serving institutions. Dependent/childcare support is also available.

The article with the interview with the four organizers can be accessed at this link.