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 are required to:

  • dedicate 1-2 hours per month engaging with the AMP scholar
  • are selected by ASCB will be required to participate in a 1 day National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) Entering Mentoring Training

AMP Mentors are encouraged to:

  • participate in Inclusivity Summits with departmental and university leaders
  • 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 with the AMP community

Current AMP Mentors:

Aaron F. Straight, Stanford University
Amy Gladfelter, UNC Chapel Hill
Anu Sharma, University of Colorado, Boulder
Avery August, Cornell University
Avital Rodal, Brandeis University
Barbara Mellone, University of Connecticut
Bob Goldstein, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Brian Chorley, US Environmental Protection Agency
Bruce Bean, Harvard University
Damaris Lorenzo, University of Pennsylvania
Dana-Lynn Ko'omoa-Lange, University of Hawaii at Hilo
David Allis, The Rockefeller University
David MacAlpine, Duke University
Denise Cai, Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Dianna E. Willis, Burke Neurological Institute
Douglas M. Fowler, University of Washington School
Erika Holzbaur, University of Pennsylvania
Gerry Shadel, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Farrah Lubin, University of Alabama
Glenn E. Simmons, Jr, Cornell University
Ellen Hoffman, Yale University
Ishmail J. Abdus-Saboor, Columbia University
Jan Lammerding, Cornell University
Jason Shepherd, 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, University of California, Davis
Joseph Cheer, University of Maryland
Julie C. Price, Harvard Medical School
Kishore Kuchibhotla, New York University
Kristen Kwan, University of Utah
Laura O'Dell, University of Texas at El Paso
Lillian Fritz-Laylin, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Marisela Morales, NIH/NIDA/IRP
Martin Hetzer, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Megan King, Yale University
Needhi Bhalla, University of California, Santa Cruz
Nick Guydosh, NIH
Nicole zur Nieden, University of California Riverside
Ora Weisz, University of Pittsburgh
Peter Walter, University of California, San Francisco
Piali Sengupta, Brandeis University
Ralph Shohet, University of Hawaii
Rebecca Heald, University of California, Berkeley
Robert Rissman, University of California, San Diego
Sam Reck-Peterson, University of California, San Diego
Shaeri Mukherjee, University of California, San Francisco
Sharon Tooze, The Francis Crick Institute
Stacy Horner, Duke University Medical Center
Steve Ramirez, Boston University
Sue Biggins, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Tracy Johnson, UCLA
Tricia Serio, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Ya-chieh Hsu, Harvard University
Zeba Wunderlich, 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 day NRMN Mentor training and Inclusivity Summit.