Curriculum vitae

Education

Ph.D., Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota, 2000

Biological Specialty, Thesis: Class II Aminoacyl-tRNA Synthetases: tRNA Acceptor Stem Discrimination and Amino Acid Editing, Advisor: Prof. Karin Musier-Forsyth

B.A. Macalester College, St. Paul, MN, 1994

Chemistry major, Mathematics minor, Honors Thesis: New Methods in the Synthesis of a Cyanobacterin Analog, Advisor: Prof. Janet L. Carlson

 

Scientific Employment

Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Northeastern University

Professor, July 1, 2018-present

Associate Professor, 2012-2018

Assistant Professor, 2006-2012

Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation New Faculty Award, 2006-2011

Cottrell Scholar, 2009-2012

NSF CAREER Award, 2009-2014

American Cancer Society Research Scholar, 2012-2016

Biotechnology Initiative, member since 2006

Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Complex Systems (CIRCS), member since 2007

Environmental Cancer Research Program, member since 2008, Associate Director

Chemical Research in Toxicology Young Investigator Award, 2015

 

Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Project Title: Regulation of the SOS Response and Translesion Synthesis, Research Advisor: Prof. Graham C. Walker, 2001-2006

Postdoctoral Fellow of the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, 2001- 2004

 

Acting Principal Investigator, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota

2000- 2001

Responsibilities: Supervised research group of 10 (graduate students, post-docs, and technician), led group meetings and journal clubs, administered two NIH R01 grants.

 

Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN, Advisor: Prof. Karin Musier-Forsyth, 2000-2001.

 

Honors and Awards

1990                   National Merit Scholar

1990-1994         DeWitt Wallace Distinguished Scholar

1992-1994         Pi Mu Epsilon (Mathematics Honor Society)

1994                   American Institute of Chemists Award

1994                   Phi Lambda Upsilon, Honorary Chemical Society

1995-1997         NIH Molecular Biophysics Trainee

1997-1998         Louise T. Dosdall Fellowship

1998                   Council of Graduate Students 1998 Graduate Student Leadership Award

1998                   SDE/Graduate Women in Science Mary Haga Travel Award

1999                   Univ. of Minnesota President’s Student Leadership and Service Award

1999                   Natl. Assoc. of Graduate and Professional Students President’s Award

2000                  Committee on Institutional Cooperation WISE Student Travel Grant

(Big-10-Wide Competition)

2000                   Sharon Doherty Student Recognition Award

2001-2004         Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

2006-2011         Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation New Faculty Award

2009-2012         Cottrell Scholar, Research Corporation for Science Advancement

2009-2014         CAREER Award, National Science Foundation

2011                   American Chemical Society WCC Lectureship

2012-2016         American Cancer Society Research Scholar Grant

2015                   Chemical Research in Toxicology Young Investigator Award, Chemical Toxicology Division, American Chemical Society

 

Publications

https://web.northeastern.edu/dna/publications

 

Oral Presentations

https://web.northeastern.edu/dna/presentations

 

Teaching

CHEM 5599 Introduction to Research Skills and Ethics (Fall/Spring)

CHEM 5600 Research Skills and Ethics (Summer)

CHEM 4621 Introduction to Chemical Biology (usually Fall)

CHEM 5621 Principles of Chemical Biology (usually Fall)

CHEM 7750 Advanced Problem Solving, chemical biology area (Fall)

Research Courses

CHEM 4750 Senior Research

CHEM 4901 Undergraduate Research

CHEM 4971 Junior/Senior Honors Project

CHEM 4991 Directed Study

CHEM 5976 Directed Study

CHEM 5984 Research

 

Service to the Scientific Community

Sigma Delta Epsilon, Graduate Women in Science, Alpha Omega (Boston) Chapter, founding member of re-established chapter, January 2002

  • President of Alpha Omega Chapter, 2002-2014; Treasurer 2014-present
  • Chair, 84th National Conference, June 10-13, 2004, Boston, MA, national conference for SDE-GWIS consisting of business meetings and scientific sessions, budget over $10,000
  • Travel Grant application reviewer for Graduate Women in Science (GWIS), 2005-2015

Panelist on Considering Graduate School for Augsburg College McNair Scholars Program, December 2000

Science Fair Judge, American Junior Academy of Science Finalists, November 1, 2003; October 9, 2004; and October 22, 2005

Facilitator, Second Convocation on Enhancing the Postdoctoral Experience, The National Academies, April 15, 2004

Judge, Northeast Student Chemistry Research Conference, Northeastern Section American Chemical Society, April 23, 2005

Panelist, “Mentoring: Defining It, Acquiring It, and Assuring Equal Opportunities for Women in All Fields” Harvard University, November 3, 2005

Panelist, “Preparing for Academic Job Interviews” MIT, February 17, 2006

Keynote speaker and session speaker, Career Mentoring Day, St. John’s Preparatory School, Collegeville, MN, March 17, 2006

Session chair, “Getting the Position You Want” and speaker, “The Interview” and

“Considering the Offer(s)” Path of Professorship Workshop, MIT, October 21, 2006

Panelist, “Negotiating Academic Job Offers” MIT, January 19, 2007

Judge, Northeast Student Chemistry Research Conference, Northeastern Section American Chemical Society, April 21, 2007

Judge, ASBMB Undergraduate Poster Competition, Washington, D.C., April 28, 2007

Panelist, “Surviving Your First Year as an Assistant Professor” MIT, July 18, 2007

Session chair, “Getting the Position You Want” and speaker, “The Interview” and “Considering the Offer(s)” Path of Professorship Workshop, MIT, October 27, 2007

Speaker, “The Interview” and “Considering the Offer(s)” and Panelist, “Negotiating Offers” Path of Professorship Workshop, MIT, October 18, 2008

Speaker “Communication in Science” MIT Summer Research Program, June 23, 2009

Speaker, “Setting Expectations and Resolving Conflicts” MIT Women Graduate Students and GWIS, August 13, 2009, with Sharotka Simon

Speaker, “The Interview” and “Considering the Offer(s)” Path of Professorship Workshop, MIT, October 24, 2009

Judge, Northeast Student Chemistry Research Conference, Northeastern Section American Chemical Society, April 10, 2010

Technology Table demonstrator at “Inspiring Minds: Meet Women in Science” Museum

of Science, Boston, MA, May 1, 2010

Discussion Leader, Bioorganic Chemistry Gordon Research Conference, Andover, NH, June 13-18, 2010

Mentor, American Chemical Society Women Chemists Committee Women in Industry Breakfast, ACS National Meeting, Boston, MA, August 23, 2010

Careers panel, Macalester College (St. Paul, MN), October 8, 2010; special guest for student research day/parents weekend

Speaker, “The Interview Process” (Interviewing and Considering Offers), Path of Professorship Workshop, MIT, October 23, 2010

Contributed Quarterly Chemical Report on 4NQO with undergraduate student Danielle Kania to ACS TOXI division newsletter, December 2010

Speaker “Celebrating Women Chemists” University of Minnesota, Department of Chemistry WISE program, February 17, 2011

Technology Table demonstrator at “Inspiring Minds: Meet Women in Science” Museum of Science, Boston, MA, April 29, 2011

Awards Committee and Judge, Northeast Student Chemistry Research Conference,

Northeastern Section American Chemical Society, April 30, 2011

Speaker “Managing Graduate Students” Future Faculty Workshop, NU ADVANCE program, July 27, 2011

Judge for Chemical Toxicology division poster session, American Chemical

Society national meeting, Denver, CO, August 30, 2011

Speaker, “The Interview Process” (Interviewing and Considering Offers), Path of

Professorship Workshop, MIT, October 29, 2011

Roundtable Participant, New England Institute of Chemists, April 26, 2012

Awards Committee and Judge, Northeast Student Chemistry Research Conference,

Northeastern Section American Chemical Society, April 28, 2012

Technology Committee, Graduate Women in Science, 2012

American Chemical Society Chemical Toxicology Division Professional Development Committee, 2011-2012

American Chemical Society, Postdoc to Faculty Workshop, application reviewer,

panelist, mock interview instructor, Philadelphia, PA, August 17-18, 2012

Judge for Chemical Toxicology division poster session, American Chemical

Society national meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 21, 2012

American Chemical Society Chemical Toxicology Division Young Investigator

Symposium organizer and session chair, 2012

Speaker, “The Interview Process” (Interviewing and Considering Offers), Path of

Professorship Workshop, MIT, October 27, 2012

Member, review editorial board, Frontiers in Genomic Assay Technology, 2011-present

Invited contributor to EcoliWiki community resource, beginning April 2010

External mentor for new faculty member in Chemistry (Univ of South Carolina) through Cottrell Scholars Collaborative, 2012-2014

Planning Committee, Cottrell Scholar 2013 Conference, 2012-2013, July 10-12, 2013

“Time Management” presentation and Facilitator at the Cottrell Scholars Collaborative

New Faculty Workshop, July 25-27, 2013, held at American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C.

Mentor, AWIS Mentoring Circle program, 2013-2014

Facilitated webinar on mid-term assessments, New Faculty Workshop follow-up, Nov 11, 2013

Speaker, “The Interview Process” (Interviewing and Considering Offers), Path of

Professorship Workshop, MIT, November 16, 2013

American Chemical Society national awards committee, 2014, 2016

Abstract Reviewer for Scientista Symposium, Spring 2014

Awards Committee and Judge, Northeast Student Chemistry Research Conference,

Northeastern Section American Chemical Society, April 12, 2014

Judge, ASBMB Undergraduate Poster Competition, San Diego, CA, April 26, 2014

Planning Committee, Cottrell Scholar 2014 Conference, 2013-2014, July 9-11, 2014

“Time Management” presentation and Facilitator at the Cottrell Scholars Collaborative

New Faculty Workshop, July 31-August 2, 2014 held at American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C.

Judge for Chemical Toxicology division poster session, American Chemical

Society national meeting, San Francisco, CA, August 11, 2014

“Mentoring Undergraduate Students” presentation and CV reviewer at Teaching at Teaching Intensive Institutions, Marlborough, MA Oct 3, 2014

Speaker, “The Interview Process” (Interviewing and Considering Offers), Path of

Professorship Workshop, MIT, November 15, 2014

Elected ACS Councilor representing TOXI division, three-year term 2015-2017

ACS TOXI division executive committee, 2015-2017

“Ethics in Publishing” presentation for 2015 Northeastern Student Chemistry Career Symposium, at Tufts University, April 19, 2015

“End-of-term Recap” webinar for New Faculty Workshop participants, May 19, 2015

Planning Committee, Cottrell Scholar 2015 Conference, 2014-2015, July 8-10, 2015

“Educator’s Luncheon – Using Primary Literature in the Classroom to Teach

Foundational Concepts of Protein Science” workshop leader, The 29th Annual Symposium of the Protein Society, Barcelona, Spain, July 22-25, 2015

Mentor, AWIS Mentoring Circle program, 2015-2016

TOXI (ACS) Division travel grant reviewer for Boston ACS meeting, July 2015

“Time Management” presentation and Facilitator at the Cottrell Scholars Collaborative

New Faculty Workshop, August 6-8, 2015 held at American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C.

American Chemical Society, Postdoc to Faculty Workshop, application reviewer, panelist, mock interview instructor, Boston, MA, August 14-15, 2015

Speaker, “The Interview Process” (Interviewing and Considering Offers), Path of

Professorship Workshop, MIT, November 21, 2015“End-of-term Recap” webinar for New Faculty Workshop participants, Dec 10, 2015

Judge, ASBMB Undergraduate Poster Competition, San Diego, CA, April 2, 2016

“End of Year Reflection and Moving Forward” webinar for New Faculty Workshop participants, May 13, 2016

Organizing committee, Graham Walker Laboratory 40th anniversary symposium and party, June 24-26, 2016

Chair, Conference Planning Committee, Cottrell Scholar 2016 Conference, 2015-2016, July 13-15, 2016

TOXI (ACS) Division travel grant reviewer for Philadelphia ACS meeting, August 2016

“Time Management” presentation and Facilitator at the Cottrell Scholars Collaborative

New Faculty Workshop, August 4-6, 2016 held at American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C.

Judge, American Chemical Society TOXI division young investigator oral and poster sessions, August 22 and 23, 2016

Mentor, AWIS Mentoring Circle program, 2016-2017

Speaker, “The Interview Process” (Interviewing and Considering Offers), Path of

Professorship Workshop, MIT, November 19, 2016

“End-of-term Recap” webinar for New Faculty Workshop participants, Jan 11, 2017

Scientific Advisory Committee, Research Corporation for Science Advancement, 2015-Present (responsible for reviewing 30-40 proposals per year and making funding decisions for Cottrell Scholar Awards)

Guest editor, Chemical Research in Toxicology special issue on DNA polymerases; expected publication in November 2017

Proposal reviewer for: GACR Czech Science Foundation, Graduate Women in Science Fellowships Program: reviewed (7) and coordinated reviews (8) of fellowship proposals, reviewed (10) and coordinated reviews (13) of fellowship proposals. National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, National Research Council of Romania (CNCS), Nebraska EPSCoR program, Research Corporation for Science Advancement, Wellcome Trust

Anonymous referee for manuscripts submitted to: Bentham Science Publishers, Biochemistry, Biochemistry and Biophysics Reports, BMC Microbiology, BMC Structural Biology, Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, Cell Cycle, Chemical Research in Toxicology, DNA Repair, EcoSal (www.ecosal.org, Escherichia coli and Salmonella: Cellular and Molecular Biology), Electronic Journal of Biotechnology, Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis, FEMS Microbiology Letters, Garland Science (book proposal), Genetics, International Journal of Radiation Biology, Journal of Bacteriology, Journal of Biophysics, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, Journal of Molecular Biology, Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modeling, Journal of Nucleic Acids, Journal of Structural Biology, Journal of Visualized Experiments, Molecular BioSystems, Molecular Microbiology, Nature, Nature Methods, Nucleic Acids Research, Oxford University Press (book proposals) PLoS Genetics, PLoS One, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, Radiation Research, Scientific Reports, University of Chicago Press, Wiley (book proposal)

             

Service to Northeastern University

Biochemistry Steering Committee, 2006-2007

Biochemistry Advisor, 2006-2007

Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology search committee, 2006-2007

Graduate Recruiting and Admissions Committee, 2006-2007

Keynote speaker at Graduate Program Open House, Feb 2007

Poster Judge, Research and Scholarship EXPO, Mar 28, 2007

Broadening Participation in Chemistry committee, 2007

Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology search committee, 2007-2008

Graduate Student Seminar Committee (grader), 2007-2008

Biochemistry Steering Committee, 2007-2008

Biochemistry Advisor, 2007-2008

Biochemistry Club co-advisor, 2007-2008

Graduate Recruiting and Admissions Committee, 2007-2008

Radiation Safety Committee, alternate 2007-2008 (attended half of meetings)

Hosted Ashis Basu, Univ. Connecticut, colloquium speaker, Nov 7, 2007

Faculty representative to provide input on library new technologies, Nov 29, 2007

Biochemistry cumulative exam, Jan 19, 2008

University representative at Biophysical Society Graduate Program Fair, Feb 2008

Biochemistry Program representative at early-admit Welcome Day, Feb 24, 2008

Viola Awards Committee, Feb 2008

Speaker at Biochemistry Club undergraduate research night, Mar 18, 2008

Analytical Chemistry cumulative exam, Mar 22, 2008

Biochemistry Steering Committee, 2008-2009

Radiation Safety Committee, 2008-2009]

Chemistry Undergraduate Advisor, Biochemistry track, 2008-2009

Faculty representative of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at CAS undecided majors lunch, Oct 22, 2008

Hosted BIO U100 students for laboratory visit, Oct 24, 2008

CHM U100 laboratory tour, Nov 3, 2008

Hosted Ann Gershenson, Brandeis Univ., colloquium speaker, Nov 19, 2008

Hosted Nick Dixon, Univ. of Wollongong (Australia), CIRCS seminar, Nov 21, 2008

Faculty representative to provide input on Digital Library initiative, Dec 17, 2008

Biochemistry cumulative exam, Jan 24, 2009

COP U101 presentation “Career Options in Chemical Biology,” Jan 27, 2009

Hosted BIO U100 students for laboratory visit, Feb 24, 2009

Speaker at Biochemistry Club undergraduate research night, Feb 24, 2009

University representative at Biophysical Society Graduate Program Fair, Mar 2009

Biochemistry cumulative exam, July 25, 2009

Radiation Safety Committee, 2009-2010

Chemistry Undergraduate Advisor, Biochemistry track, 2009-2010

Biochemistry Club co-advisor, 2009-2010

EXED 2000 presentation “Career Options in Chemical Biology,” Oct 13, 2009

Hosted Linda Bloom, Univ. of Florida, colloquium speaker, Oct 14, 2009

Hosted BIOL 1000 students for laboratory visit, Oct 20, 2009

Hosted CHEM 1000 students for laboratory visit, Nov 2, 2009

Laboratory tour for undergraduate open house, Nov 21, 2009

EXED 2000 presentation “Career Options in Chemical Biology,” Feb 2, 2010

Speaker at Biochemistry Club undergraduate research night, Mar 11, 2010

Hosted students from VU University of Amsterdam Study Tour, Apr 7, 2010

Chemical Biology cumulative exam, July 17, 2010

Dissertation Fellowship reviewer, 2010

“Hitting the Ground Running” panelist, ADVANCE program, Sept 15, 2010

Radiation Safety Committee, 2010-2011

Chemistry Undergraduate Advisor, Biochemistry track, 2010-2011

Biochemistry Club co-advisor, 2010-2011

EESC 2000 presentation “Career Options in Chemical Biology,” Oct 1, 2010

Hosted BIOL 1000 student for laboratory visit, Oct 19, 2010

Speaker at Biochemistry Club undergraduate research night, Nov 8, 2010

Hosted Thomas Begley, University at Albany SUNY, CIRCS seminar, Nov 30, 2010

“Using clickers to increase participation in large lecture classes” CIETL workshop presented with Prof. Tom Gilbert, Dec 3, 2010

Speaker for American Chemical Society Student Affiliate, Jan 27, 2011

EESC 2000 presentation “Career Options in Chemical Biology,” Feb 8, 2011

Outstanding Graduate Student Award reviewer, 2011

Hosted Deborah Hung, Broad Institute and MGH, CIRCS seminar, Apr 5, 2011

Panelist, NSF CAREER Proposal Workshop, June 7, 2011

Hosted Susan Wallace, University of Vermont, colloquium speaker, July 13, 2011

Radiation Safety Committee, 2011-2012

Chemistry Undergraduate Advisor, Biochemistry track, 2011-2012

Biochemistry Club co-advisor, 2011-2012

Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology Materials search committee, 2011-2012

EESC 2000 presentation “Career Options in Chemical Biology,” Oct 11, 2011

Hosted BIOC 1000 and BIOL 1000 students for laboratory visit, Oct 18 and 21, 2011

“Managing Graduate Students” panelist, ADVANCE program, Oct 27, 2011

Hosted Janice Pata, Wadsworth Center, colloquium speaker, November 9, 2011

CV reviewer for ADVANCE Future Faculty workshop, February 2012

Panelist, “Establishing a Research Program and Managing Graduate Students”

ADVANCE Future Faculty workshop, March 2, 2012

Undergraduate Initiative Committee, COS, Spring 2012

Speaker, College of Science Interdisciplinary Research Panel “Making Partnerships in

Science” April 5, 2012

Commencement Marshall, graduate ceremony, May 4, 2012

Panelist, “Balancing Personal and Professional Life”

ADVANCE Future Faculty workshop, June 21, 2012

Radiation Safety Committee, 2012-2013

Chemistry Undergraduate Advisor, Biochemistry track, 2012-2013

Biochemistry Club co-advisor, 2012-2013 (awarded Outstanding Chapter Award from ASBMB in 2013)

Hosted Peter Chien, UMass-Amherst, CIRCS seminar, Sept 18, 2012

Hosted David Rueda, Wayne State Univ and Imperial College London, colloquium Sept 26, 2012

“Managing Graduate Students,” ADVANCE program, Dec 11, 2012

Chemistry and Chemical Biology Merit Review Committee, 2013

Resume reviewer for NEU-GWISE Resume/CV “speed dating” event, March 19, 2013

Panelist, NSF CAREER Proposal Workshop, May 14, 2013

Assisted with Graduate Student Orientation, including a talk “Survival Skills for

Graduate Students” September 3-4, 2013

Hosted Amanda Bryant-Friedrich, U of Toledo, colloquium Oct 2, 2013

CV reviewer for ADVANCE Future Faculty Workshop, Oct 7, 2013

Panelist for NSF grants workshop, RAF, Oct 18, 2013

Hosted BIOL 1000 and BIOC 1000 students for lab visits, Oct 2013

Presented research to CHEM 1000, Oct 18, 2013

Hosted Ralph Scully, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, colloquium Oct 30, 2013

Goldwater Scholarship Committee, Nov 2013 (NU awarded three Scholarships)

Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology Computational Chemistry search committee, 2013-2014

Radiation Safety Committee, 2013-2014

Chemistry Undergraduate Advisor, Biochemistry track, 2013-2014

Biochemistry Club co-advisor, 2013-2014

Biochemistry Program representative, alternate, 2013-2014

Judge, College of Science Co-op Expo, February 7, 2014

Bioengineering undergraduate curriculum committee, Spring 2014

Hosted Mindy Levine, University of Rhode Island, colloquium speaker, Mar 12, 2014

Resume reviewer for NEU-GWISE Resume/CV “speed dating” event, March 31, 2014

CV reviewer for ADVANCE Future Faculty Workshop, Apr 25, 2014

Phone-a-thon, called admitted Biochemistry students, April 2014

Commencement Marshall, graduate ceremony, May 2, 2014

Presented department overview and lab tour to UConn McNair Scholars, June 26, 2014

“Presentations” for REU program, July 21, 2014

GWISE Graduate Women in Science and Engineering advisory board, 2014-2015

Radiation Safety Committee, 2014-2015

Biochemistry Club co-advisor, 2014-2015

Hosted Michael Trakselis, Baylor University, colloquium speaker, Nov 5, 2014

Goldwater Scholarship Committee, Nov 2014 (NU awarded one scholarship, three honorable mentions)

Phone-a-thon, called early-admit Biochemistry students, December 2014

Chair, Ad Hoc Academic Appeal Resolution Committee, January 2015

Chemistry and Chemical Biology Merit Review Committee, 2015

Hosted Joelle Pelletier, University of Montreal, colloquium speaker, Mar 18, 2015

Resume reviewer for NEU-GWISE Resume/CV “speed dating” event, April 8, 2015

Biochemistry Steering Committee, 2015-2016

Radiation Safety Committee, 2015-2016

GWISE Graduate Women in Science and Engineering advisor, 2015-2016

Biochemistry Club co-advisor, 2015-2016

Helped organize The Active Site, regional ASBMB conference, November 15, 2015

Club awarded ASBMB Outstanding Chapter of the Year Award, April 2016

Search Committee, Analytical Chemist, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, 2015-2016

Hosted Dmitry Korzhnev, University of Connecticut Health Center, colloquium speaker, Dec 9, 2015

“Establishing a Research Program” presented with Rebecca Carrier for ADVANCE, Jan 25, 2016

Chemistry and Chemical Biology Merit Review Committee, 2016

Executive Committee, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, elected member, 2016

Resume reviewer for NEU-GWISE Resume/CV “lightning round” event, March 24, 2016

Speaker for Colleges Against Cancer, April 7, 2016

Chair, Search Committee for Department Chair, 2016

Biochemistry Steering Committee, 2016-2017

Proposed new BS Biochemistry/MS Chemistry PlusOne program, approved beginning in AY 2017-2018

Biochemistry Club co-advisor, 2016-2017

Poster judge at The Active Site, regional ASBMB conference, October 16, 2016, hosted by Northeastern Biochemistry Club

Radiation Safety Committee, 2016-2017

GWISE Graduate Women in Science and Engineering advisor, 2016-2017

“Establishing a Research Program” presented with Rebecca Carrier for ADVANCE, Sept 30, 2016

Hosted Irina Bezsonova, University of Connecticut Health Center, colloquium speaker, Dec 7, 2016

Goldwater Scholarship Committee, Dec 2016 (Northeastern awarded two scholarships

and two honorable mentions from our four nominees) Chemistry and Chemical Biology Merit Review Committee, 2017

Hosted lab tours for American Junior Academy of Science students, February 16, 2017

Represented Northeastern with Jan Rinehart and Judith Hall at First Regional SEA (STEM Equity Achievement) meeting at BU, March 3, 2017

Speaker, Insight Lectures, Biotech Futures Day, NU and MassBioEd, March 9, 2017

Resume reviewer for NEU-GWISE Resume/CV “lightning round” event, March 28, 2017

Hosted Shana Sturla, ETH-Zurich, colloquium speaker, Mar 29, 2017

Organizing Future Faculty Workshop for Women in STEM, with NU-ADVANCE, to be held August 10, 2017

 

 

Service to MIT

MIT Research Practice workshop series, Facilitator, 2002-2005

Biology Department Postdoc Association, 2003-2005

Travel Award to serve as Representative to National Postdoctoral Association inaugural

meeting, March 2003, Berkeley, CA, and annual meeting, April 2004, Washington, D.C.

Postdoctoral Scholars at MIT, advisory council, 2003-2006

Post-doc representative to the Corporation Visiting Committee for the Vice

President for Research at MIT, Oct 2003

Post-doc representative to Corporation Visiting Committee for the Department of

Biology, MIT, Mar 2005

 

 

Service to University of Minnesota

Chemistry WISE Team, University of Minnesota, 1995-2000

Participated in grant-writing, member of planning committee for Chemistry Department Workshops that focus on issues of professional development for graduate students and community building for both graduate and undergraduate students

Summer Research Camp for Girls, participating host, 1995-1999

Chemistry Student-Run Seminar Series, 1996-1998

Council of Graduate Students, University of Minnesota, 1996-1999

Chemistry Department Representative, 1996-1998

Executive Committee, 1997-1999

Vice President for External Relations, 1998-1999

Professional Development Committee, Chair, 1999-2000

Physical Sciences Policy and Review Council, 1996-1999

Chemistry Dept. Student Representative, 1996-1998; Alt. 1998-1999

Student Chair, 1997-1998

Ethics Training subcommittee, 1998

Graduate School as an Option, I.T. Program for Women, 1997; traveled to local

and regional undergraduate institutions to discuss graduate school in the sciences

Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) student group

  • founding member and treasurer, 1997-2000
  • planned “Survival Skills for a Successful Scientific Career” conference, November 14, 1998 at University of Minnesota, featuring two nationally-recognized speakers, 14 total speakers, over 100 participants, and a $5500 budget

Committee on Institutional Cooperation (consortium of 15 campuses, including

Big 10 schools)-Women in Science and Engineering Student Leadership Conference, Nov 1997, 1998; Oct 1999

Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Steering Committee, 1998-2001

Encouraging Girls in Science conference planning committee 1998-2001

WISE House Residential Program, advisor 1999-2001

University of Minnesota graduate student representative at the Science Coalition

Signature Event (Lobby Day), Washington, D.C., Sept 21-22, 1999

Office for University Women, University of Minnesota

search committee for Director, 1999-2000

Advisory Committee, 2000-2001

 

 

Professional Development

Regular participant, Northeastern University Faculty Mentoring Program

Association for Women in Science Mentoring Program, 2008-2009

Attended workshop on StarGenetics software for teaching, MIT, April 2009

Attended NSF Joint Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, June 2009

Attended Cottrell Scholar Conference, Tucson, AZ, July 2010, July 2011, July 2012

Core Concepts and Skill Sets for the Biochemical Workplace, ASBMB workshop,

Northeastern University, March 10, 2012

ReDI program participant, ADVANCE, Fall 2012-2013

Mentor Training, ADVANCE, Summer 2016

Academic Leadership Training workshop, American Chemical Society, February 26-28, 2017

 

 

Professional Memberships

American Chemical Society, since 1994

Sigma Delta Epsilon, Graduate Women in Science, since 1996

American Association for the Advancement of Science, since 1999

Association for Women in Science, since 2000

American Society for Microbiology, since 2003

National Postdoctoral Association, since 2003

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, since 2006

Biophysical Society, since 2007

Protein Society, since 2010

Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society, since 2012