Abstracts Committee


Meghan Breen, Co-Chair
Furman University 


Kay Perry, Co-Chair
Cornell University


The Abstracts Committee is responsible for the selection of abstract reviewers and the implementation of the abstract review and selection process for our annual symposium, as well as the coordination of the poster competition.  

Awards Canvassing Committee


Raquel Lieberman, Chair
Georgia Institute of Technology 

  The Awards Canvassing Committee is responsible for the Protein Society Awards nominations and selections. The Committee is charged with soliciting nominations for all awards to ensure a broad range of high-quality nominees for each awards and the coordination of judging and award selection 

Diversity Committee


Sheila Jaswal, Chair
Amherst College


Protein science is an integrative and inclusive endeavor that utilizes concepts and methods from a diverse array of disciplines to strive for a more complete understanding of the role that proteins play in biological structure and function across many levels. As a membership-based society and leader in its field, The Protein Society values and is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of its societal endeavors. We, therefore, strive to provide a safe and supportive environment for all of our constituents, where everyone is treated with respect and is encouraged to contribute their unique strengths and abilities to our shared mission. We are committed to acting on these principles for the betterment of the field of protein science and all activities with which The Protein Society is engaged.

Committee Members:

Charles L. Brooks III, University of Michigan
Shannan Cunniffe, The Protein Society
Jamaine Davis, Meharry Medical College
Jeanne Hardy, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Raquel Lieberman, Georgia Institute of Technology


Education Committee 

Matt Gage, Chair
University of Massachusetts Lowell

  The Education Committee strives to facilitate discussions about education at the undergraduate and graduate levels in protein science. They believe protein science is a vital component of curricula in chemistry, biology, medicine, and the disciplines that bridge these fields.

The aim of the Committee is to provide forums for discussion and debate about protein science through integral programmed elements at Society meetings, both national and international, and through web-based media. In addition to discussions around curricula, they also hope to provide opportunities for conversation and mentorship of practitioners of protein science through the development and training of their careers. A critical role of the Committee will be to increase membership in the Society by recruiting students and recruiting faculty for whom teaching is a significant part of their livelihood.

The Education Committee hosts an Educator's Luncheon, Undergraduate Research Session, and the Education & Mentoring Mixer at the Annual Symposium.

Finance Committee

Vicki Wysocki, Chair
The Ohio State University


Committee Members:

Tobin Sosnick
Raluca Cadar

Nominating Committee


Jin Zhang, Chair


The Nominating Committee plays a vital role for the Society, identifying and involving talented scientists from diverse backgrounds, locales, disciplines, sectors, and research interests for potential Council service.

Elected Committee Members:

Jenny J. Yang
Jamaine Davis
Laura Itzhaki
Denise Okafor
Da-Neng Wang

Publication Committee

Margaret S. Cheung, Chair
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory/
University of Washington

  The Publication Committee works with the Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief in managing and negotiating the publication contract for Protein Science with the journal publisher, addressing publication issues, and providing input on the journal at the request of the Editor-in-Chief. It is the Committee’s responsibility to: 
  • Provide input on a journal budget.
  • Conduct an annual assessment of journal status.
  • Review the Editor-in-Chief for term renewal as requested by the President.
  • Initiate the search for a new Editor-in-Chief at the end of 2 terms.