The Dr. Samuel M. Nabrit Conference for Early Career Scholars will take place on June 6-7, 2019 at Brown University in Providence Rhode Island.  

The purpose of this conference is to showcase the research achievements of outstanding molecular life scientists from historically underrepresented groups.  Applicants from Brown and from other institutions are encouraged to present their research while working with other participants to advance their careers. 

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Featuring keynote presentations by Karine Gibbs, Ph.D. (Harvard University) and Enrique De La Cruz, Ph.D. (Yale University), the conference program also includes short talks and poster presentations for invited attendees, a faculty panel (Finding the Right Home for Your Research Career: Where Does Diversity Fit In?) and a junior researchers’ roundtable (Starting On a Successful Path: Overcoming Barriers and Making Decisions). Please register to attend and/or to submit an abstract for a poster presentation. 

The City of Providence will be celebrating PVDFest June 6 - 9, so it will be a wonderful weekend to spend time in the city!

This conference has been named in honor of Samuel Milton Nabrit, Brown's first African-American Ph.D. recipient and a marine biologist with a distinguished international career.  Please contact [email protected] if you have questions about the conference.

Image from Samuel Nabrit (1999), by Robert Freeman; Brown University Portrait Collection, BP.276

The Dr. Samuel M. Nabrit Conference for Early Career Scholars has been generously supported by Brown's Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, the Dean of the Faculty, the Graduate School, the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, the Brown Center for the Molecular Biology of Aging, The Leadership Alliance, and the MCB Department.