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Committees & Working Groups

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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.

Committee Members: Sarah Parker, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Devin Schweppe, University of Washington, Karin Rodland, PNNL, Andrew Emili, OHSU, Nathan Basisty, NIA (ECR Rep)

For committee information contact: 

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.  

Chair: Saeed Seyedmohammad

Committee Members: Nathan Basisty, Cora Betsinger, Aleksandra Binek, Chad Hyer, Sumaiya Ashfaq Nazli, Leena Patil, Raquel Shortt and Amanda Smyther

    For committee information email

    Membership Committee

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

    Chair: Sonja Hess, AstraZeneca

    Committee Members: Lan Huang, University of California Irvine, Robert Moritz, Institute for Systems Biology, Judit Villen, University of Washington, Samuel Weng, University of Chicago

    For committee information contact Sonja Hess

    Virtual Media Outreach (VMO) Committee

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

    Chair: Benjamin Orsburn, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

    Committee Members: Benjamin Neely, NIST, Pratik Jagtap, University of Minnesota

    For committee information contact Benjamin Orsburn

    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


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