ASBMB’s Baldwin elected FASEB’s new president
We’re always glad to see ASBMB members take leadership positions in the community. Here’s an excerpt from a news release about Tom Baldwin, formerly of the ASBMB Public Outreach Committee, being elected the next president of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology.
On July 1, Thomas O. Baldwin, PhD, began his year-long term as President of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB). Dr. Baldwin is Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry at University of California, Riverside, where he also served as Dean of the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences. He has served in numerous roles within FASEB, including on the Science Research Conference Committee and the Finance Committee. He serves on the FASEB Public Affairs Committee and the Science Policy Committee, and represented the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology on the FASEB board.
“FASEB has always provided vital advocacy and other services to the biological sciences, but now is an especially critical time,” said Dr. Baldwin. “As I begin my presidency, science is under attack in ways that we have not experienced in my lifetime. It is more important than ever that all scientists and scientific societies, whether members of FASEB or not, work together to assure that future generations benefit from the vitality of American science that has contributed so much to the quality of life that we now take for granted.”