The Dr. Samuel M. Nabrit Conference for Early Career Scholars will convene online via Zoom on August 3, 4, & 5, 2020, from 1:00-5:30 pm EDT.

The purpose of this conference is to showcase the research achievements of outstanding molecular life scientists from historically underrepresented groups. Featuring keynote presentations by Breann Brown, Ph.D. (Vanderbilt University) and Saul Villeda, Ph.D. (UCSF), the conference program also includes short talks, small group discussions, poster sessions, a faculty panel and a junior researchers’ roundtable. Speakers will be selected from applicants who are senior graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and beginning faculty members or industry scientists.


Conference sessions will convene online via Zoom, from 1:00 - 5:30 pm EDT August 3, 4 and 5.

The application deadline for oral presentation slots is July 13, 2020.

The application deadline for poster presentations is July 20, 2020.

This will be an inclusive event, drawing attendees from the Brown BioMed community (including undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff) as well as registered participants (including students and early career researchers) from across the US. Please contact [email protected] if you have questions about the conference.

The conference has been named in honor of Dr. Samuel Milton Nabrit, Brown's first African-American Ph.D. recipient and a marine biologist with a distinguished international career. This event 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, and the Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry.

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

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