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Early Career Researcher (ECR) Committee

Mandate: The ECR provides leadership and oversees the mentoring program, awards and community building of all early career researchers. The ECR establishes and oversees pre-conference workshops and plans ongoing social events for US HUPO's ECR group.  For more information on the committee and upcoming events view the ECR Committee page.

For committee information email

Saeed Seyedmohammad, PhD (Bio)

Amanda Smythers, PhD (Bio)
Postdoctoral Fellow
Harvard Medical School

Lizhuo "Liz" Ai (Bio)
PhD Candidate
Department of Biomedical Sciences,
Advanced Clinical Biosystems
Research Institute, 
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Nathan Basisty, PhD (Bio)
Tenure-Track Investigator
National Institute of Aging, NIH

Aleksandra Binek, PhD (Bio)
Postdoctoral Researcher
Schmidt Heart Institute,
Cedars Sinai Medical Center

Ling Hao, PhD
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
The George Washington University

Chad Hyer (Bio)

Undergraduate Research Assistant
John C Price Lab, Brigham Young
University - Department of Chemistry
and Biochemistry

 Amanda Lorentzian, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher

Sumaiya Ashfaq Nazli, MBA
PhD Candidate
Wake Forest University

Leena Patil, PhD
Vanderbilt University

Nick Riley, PhD
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
University of Washington

Raquel Shortt, PhD(Bio)
University of Maryland Baltimore

 Christopher Solis-Ocampo (Bio)
Assistant Professor
lorida State University


Membership Committee

The Membership Committee is tasked on issues related to the recruitment, engagement and retention of members.

For committee information contact Sonja Hess

Sonja Hess, PhD (Bio)
Director, Dynamic Omics Department


Samuel Weng, PhD
Proteomics Platform Director
University of Chicago

Chris Adams, PhD
Director of Proteomics

Kruttika Dabke, PhD (Bio)
Postdoctoral Scientist,
Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Noah Earls (Bio)
Undergraduate Student
Brigham Young University

Lan Huang, PhD (Bio)
Professor of Physiology & Biophysics
University of California, Irvine

Robert Moritz, PhD
Head, Proteomics Research
Institute for Systems Biology

Judit Villen, PhD
Associate Professor of Genome Sciences
University of Washington


Virtual Media Outreach (VMO) Committee

The VMO Committee is tasked with planning virtual educational offerings for US HUPO members throughout the year.

For committee information contact Benjamin Orsburn

Pratik Jagtap, PhD (Bio)
Research Assistant Professor
University of Minnesota

Jordan Burton, PhD (Bio)
Postdoctoral Researcher
Buck Institute for Research on Aging

Aleksandra Binek, PhD (Bio)
Postdoctoral Researcher
Schmidt Heart Institute, Cedars Sinai
Medical Center

Conor Jenkins, PhD
Research Biologist
US Army


Dragana Noe, PhD (Bio)
Biomedical Scientist
Precision Biomarker Laboratories, Cedars-Sinai

Ben Orsburn, PhD
Instructor and Principal Investigator
John Hopkins University, School of Medicine

Leanne Wybenga-Groot (Bio)
Facility Manager, SPARC BioCentre

MS Imaging Special Interest Group

Co-Chairs: Peggi Angel, Medical University of South Carolina and Kristin Burnum-Johnson, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

For information email

Peggi Angel, PhD
Associate Professor of Cell  Molecular Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics
Medical University of South Carolina

Kristin Burnum-Johnson, PhD
Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, Metabolomics
Northwest National University

Conference Committee

The Conference Committee works with the event organizer in making decisions around the conference theme, venue, dates, budget and the overall technical content of the conference. For more information on the conference committee go to the US HUPO Conference website

For committee information contact: 


1300 SE Stark Street, Suite 307

Portland, OR 97214, USA 


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