This blog is intended to helpĀ conference organizers to identify speakers who are from underrepresented minority groups in biomedical engineering and bioengineering. The listings focus on speakers in the United States, and also include speakers from other countries.

Nominations: Do you know anyone who should be added to this list? Please send a nomination to the editor, Dr. Karmella Haynes.

About the Editor: Dr. Karmella A. Haynes is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Arizona State University. She earned her Ph.D. studying epigenetics and chromatin in Drosophila at Washington University, St. Louis. Postdoctoral fellowships at Davidson College and Harvard Medical School introduced her to synthetic biology. Today, her research aims to identify how the intrinsic properties of chromatin, the DNA-protein structure that packages eukaryotic genes, can be used to control cell development in tissues. Visit https://hayneslabasu.wordpress.com/people/ for contact information.