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Young Scientists Committee

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The mission of the ASPET Young Scientists Committee (YSC) is to support the development of future pharmacologists and ASPET members, and to provide leadership experience to trainees within ASPET. The committee organizes and supports representation of trainees at the committee level, unifies trainees across divisions, and communicates through other committees and with senior ASPET officers. Through these actions, the ASPET YSC supports and represents the interests of trainees while providing development opportunities for future pharmacologists and ASPET members.

Last updated: January 30, 2017

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PharmTalk - A Blog for Young Scientists

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PharmTalk is maintained by the Young Scientists Committee and contains a variety of posts to educate members on matters of career path and best practices. Read the blog now.

If you’d like to contribute to PharmTalk, contact Tamara Escajadillo (tescajadillo@ucsd.edu) or Ibolya Rutkai (irutkai@tulane.edu) with your proposal.

Committee Composition

  • Karen Tonsfeldt, Chair (6/30/2018)
  • Erin Bobeck, Committee Coordinator (6/30/2017)
  • Rheaclare Fraser-Spears, Program Committee Liaison (6/30/2017)
  • Ashley Guillory, Mentoring and Career Development Committee Liaison (6/30/2017)
  • Naeem Patil, Science Policy Committee Liaison (6/30/2017)
  • Oreoluwa Adedoyin (6/30/2017)
  • Milu Cherian (6/30/2017)
  • Tamara Escajadillo (6/30/2018)
  • Eman Gohar (6/30/2018)
  • Anthony Johnson (6/30/2017)
  • Dominique Jones (6/30/2018)
  • Sophia Kaska (6/30/2018)
  • Sujay Kharade (6/30/2017)
  • Joshua Lorenz Guertin (6/30/2019)
  • Amy Moritz (6/30/2017)
  • Harshini Neelakantan (6/30/2017)
  • Ibolya Rutkai (6/30/2017)
  • Venkata Vaka (6/30/2019)
  • Alessandro Venosa (6/30/2018)
  • Catherine Fry, Staff Liaison 

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