Sayer selected for ASBMB leadership role

Erin Sayer (right) with Shadid de La Rosa Montiel, a senior biochemistry major, at the ASBMB annual meeting in San Diego in the spring of 2018.

October 24, 2018

Lincoln, Neb. — Erin Sayer, assistant professor of practice in the Department of Biochemistry, has been elected to serve a three-year term as co-director of the Northwest Region of the Student Chapter Steering Committee for the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB).   

As co-director, she will work with her colleague from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, and 12 other regional directors to support the efforts of ASBMB student chapters in her region and across the country.  Student chapters provide opportunities for students passionate about life science, particularly in biochemistry and molecular biology, to do research, outreach, and career development.  
“It is an honor to be tapped for a leadership position in ASBMB because I see great value for undergraduates to participate in the amazing opportunities that an ASBMB student chapter offers them for their college experience and career development,” said Sayer. “I encourage my students to participate in a research experience to enhance their classroom learning, and the ability to present their research on a national stage with thousands of meeting attendees is a great way to showcase the work they are doing at UNL in undergraduate research.”
Sayer is faculty sponsor of the UNL Biochemistry Club, which was selected in 2017 as the ASBMB Outstanding Student Chapter. She has sponsored several undergraduates through student chapter travel grants so they can attend the annual meeting of ASBMB and present their research.

Erin Sayer
Assistant Professor of Practice