Susan Marqusee named 2023 ASBMB fellow

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology today announced that 20 members have been named fellows of the scientific society.

Designation as a fellow recognizes outstanding commitment to the ASBMB through participation in the society in addition to accomplishments in research, education, mentorship, diversity and inclusion, advocacy, and service to the scientific community.

“We are delighted to welcome the 2023 class of ASBMB fellows,” said Judith Bond, past president of the ASBMB and chair of the subcommittee that manages the fellows program. “This group truly represents members who have provided exceptional commitment to our society through their service as well as outstanding contributions to advance the molecular life sciences. They reflect the breadth and diversity of our members as researchers, educators, mentors and/or advocates of our profession. It is an honor to have these individuals represent ASBMB, and we look forward to seeing them continue to serve as role models and mentors to aspiring scientists.”

This is the third year the society has named fellows. They will be recognized at the society’s annual meeting, Discover BMB, in Seattle later this month.

Susan Marqusee

Susan Marqusee is a professor of molecular and cell biology at the University of California, Berkeley, and a professor of chemistry. In her laboratory, Marqusee and her team probe the structural and dynamic information encoded in the linear sequence of amino acids. In addition to her research, she served for 10 years as associate director of the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences at UC Berkeley (qb3-berkeley) and another decade as its director.

Headshot of Susan Marqusee wearing a scarf.

In 2012, Marqusee received the ASBMB’s William C. Rose Award recognizing both her contributions to research and her commitment to training emerging scientists. An ASBMB member since 1995, she served on the society’s Council from 2015 to 2018. She was elected to the National Academy of Science in 2016 and to the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2013.

Eva Nogales of UC Berkeley nominated Marquee. “Susan has, in addition to a stellar scientific career, a fantastic record of service to the scientific community at large and to ASBMB in particular,” Nogales wrote.

Read more at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology website