Our plenary speakers are confirmed, the agenda is complete, and registration is open for our PASPCR 2021 Annual Meeting to be held in Lexington, Kentucky – and online – Sept. 22 – 25, 2021!
We hope to see you there!
Sancy Leachman was selected as the 2021 Career Achievement Awardee.
Robert Judson-Torres was selected as the 2021 Medrano Young Investigator.
The Colgate-Palmolive Company has generously provided funding for two high school students from underrepresented minority groups (URMs) to conduct a 10-week summer research project focused on pigment cell biology. The goal of these fellowships is to expand research opportunities for URMs at an early stage in their education so that they develop an interest in research and become the next generation of scientists. Each recipient will receive $5,000 in summer stipend and the PASPCR will fund two travel awards for the students to attend and present their work at the next PASPCR meeting. Congratulations to:
Fahmid Rahman is in his senior year and will be joining Dr.Cynthia Cooper’s laboratory at Washington State University for the summer. He enjoys running outdoors and participation in STEM events and hospital volunteering. His future goals are to undertake life science research.
Jasmine Welborn will be joining Ivana de la Serna's laboratory at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences. Jasmine was born and raised in the Toledo area. She just completed her senior year at Toledo Technology Academy and will start her freshman year at the University of Toledo this fall where she plans to major in physics. Jasmine has already taken several college level courses including: Africana Studies, Astronomy, Ancient Greek History, Sociology, and a Visual Basics programming class. Her favorite classes were Astronomy and Sociology. Jasmine’s acts of community service in high school included volunteering at churches, soup kitchens, and University of Toledo events; she also worked part-time at a local grocery store. In her spare time, Jasmine enjoys amateur astronomy, gaming, reading, and biking. Her future goal is to become an astrophysicist and someday work at NASA. Jasmine views this summer research as the opportunity of a lifetime and is excited to start working on her project.
The PanAmerican Society for Pigment Cell Research (PASPCR) is dismayed by recent events highlighted by the injustices concerning Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and others. These acts of violence highlight the persistence of racism and systemic injustices against Black people. PASPCR is a scientiﬁc community that welcomes members from all races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, religions and cultures.
Please support our annual meeting with a tax-exempt donation.
The PASPCR is part of International Federation of Pigment Cell Societies (IFPCS) along with our three sister societies, the Asian Society for Pigment Cell Research (ASPCR), the European Society for Pigment Cell Research (ESPCR) and the Japanese Society for Pigment Cell Research (JSPCR).