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:
Ho Leung NG, Kansas State University; Lisa Jones, University of Maryland; Joanna Slusky, University of Kansas; Kendra Frederick, UT Southwestern; Francesca Massi, University of Massachusetts Medical School
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 Education Committee hosts an Educator's Luncheon, Undergraduate Research Session, and the Education & Mentoring Mixer at the Annual Symposium.
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:
Aitziber López Cortajarena
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.
The Membership Committee is responsible for developing ideas in order to attract new members and benefit current members. At the Annual Symposium, the Membership Committee hosts several events, including the New Member Welcome / Business Meeting, giving members an opportunity to speak with Society leadership. The Membership Committee also facilitates the Career Discussion Round Table and Networking event. The networking event is a unique experience that brings student and early career attendees up close and personal with protein science veterans and peers to discuss various career topics. To become involved in the Membership Committee, fill out an application here.
The mission of the Mentoring Committee is to enhance networking between early-career scientists and established protein researchers in academia, government and industry.
Each year, the Mentoring Committee hosts career panel discussions on various topics, open to all attendees at the Annual Symposium. The Committee also hosts the Education & Mentoring Mixer at the Symposium.
Awards Canvassing Committee
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 coordinations of judging and award selection
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.