AMP Scholars will have three mentors:

  1. Postdoctoral mentor
  2. Additional scientific mentor, who is focused on the scholar’s research and maybe outside of the scholar’s home institution
  3. Professional development mentor, who is focused on career advancement and maybe outside of the scholar’s home institution

ASCB will facilitate matching AMP scholars with their professional development mentor, who will be selected from current or prior members of the ASCB MAC and WICB committees. If appropriate mentors cannot be found in this group then we will look in the broader ASCB membership. The members of ASCB span a wide range of fields including biophysics, genetics, molecular, cellular, and developmental biology, and also boasts members who work on biomedical technology, computational biosciences, pharmacology, physiology, biochemistry, and structural biology.

AMP Mentors:

  • dedicate 1-2 hours per month engaging with the AMP scholar
  • are selected by ASCB will be required to participate in a 1.5 day National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) Entering Mentoring Training
  • will participate in Inclusivity Summits with departmental and university leaders
  • will participate in periodic refresher webinars on various topics to help support AMP scholars
  • gather at the ASCB|EMBO annual meeting to network and share new scientific findings
  • participate in year-round communications and networking on the ASCB online community


Current AMP Mentors:

Aaron F. Straight, Professor, Stanford University
Avery August, Professor, Cornell University
Avital Rodal, Brandeis University
Barbara Mellone, University of Connecticut
Bob Goldstein, Researcher, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Brian Chorley, Researcher, US Environmental Protection Agency
Bruce Bean, Harvard University
Damaris Lorenzo, University of Pennsylvania
Dana-Lynn Ko'omoa-Lange, Associate Professor, University of Hawaii at Hilo
David Allis, The Rockefeller University
Dianna E. Willis, Associate Director, Burke Neurological Institute
Douglas M. Fowler, Associate Professor, University of Washington School
Erika Holzbaur, Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Gerry Shadel, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Ishmail J. Abdus-Saboor, Columbia University
Jason Shepherd, Associate Professor, University of Utah
Jeffrey Bush, University of California San Francisco
Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, HHMI
Jessica Tollkuhn, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
JoAnn Trejo, University of California, San Diego
Jodi Nunnari,  Professor, University of California, Davis
Kristen Kwan, The University of Utah
Lillian Fritz-Laylin, Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Marisela Morales, NIH/NIDA/IRP
Martin Hetzer, Senior Vice President, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Megan King, Associate Professor, Yale University
Nick Guydosh, NIH
Nicole zur Nieden, University of California Riverside
Peter Walter, Professor, University of California, San Francisco
Piali Sengupta, Professor of Biology, Brandeis University
Ralph Shohet, University of Hawaii
Robert Rissman, University of California, San Diego
Sam Reck-Peterson, University of California, San Diego
Shaeri Mukherjee, Associate Professor, University of California, San Francisco
Sharon Tooze, Senior Group Leader, The Francis Crick Institute
Stacy Horner, Co-Director, Duke University Medical Center
Sue Biggins, Principal Investigator, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Tracy Johnson, Professor, UCLA
Tricia Serio, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Ya-chieh Hsu, Professor, Harvard University
Zeba Wunderlich, Assistant Professor, Boston University
Zoe Donaldson, University of Colorado Boulder


*Please note that non-ASCB mentors for the AMP Scholars are invited and encouraged to participate in the 1.5 day NRMN Mentor training and the 1.5-day Inclusivity Summit. The NRMN Training and Inclusivity Summit will run simultaneously in mid-autumn (tentatively) annually.