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NPA Board Appoints Meetings Committee Co-Chair Elect

Monday, March 4, 2019  
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March 4, 2019


The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) Board of Directors has appointed Lisa Mustachio, Ph.D., as co-chair elect of the Meetings Committee. Mustachio will join Rajan Chaudhari, Ph.D., in planning the 2020 Annual Conference.


Kerry Kauffman will step down from her current position as co-chair of the Meetings Committee after the conclusion of the 2019 Annual Conference. The NPA wishes to thank her for her service in planning the 2018 and 2019 Annual Conferences. We appreciate her support of the NPA.


Mustachio received her undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Drew University in New Jersey. In 2016, she earned her doctorate degree in experimental and molecular medicine from Dartmouth College where she trained under Ethan Dmitrovsky, M.D., Ph.D., studying post-translational modifications in non-small cell lung cancer. She is completing her postdoctoral studies under the mentorship of Sharon Dent, Ph.D., at MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC) in the Department of Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis, where her research focuses on targeting potential oncoproteins in the SAGA coactivator complex in lung cancer. Currently, she is serving as the chair of the annual postdoctoral science symposium (APSS) committee at MDACC. This symposium consists of selected talks from postdoctoral fellows from different departments at MD Anderson and the neighboring institutions in the Texas Medical Center, together with talks from invited faculty from the Medical Center in Houston. On her free time, she enjoys to travel and volunteers for various organizations within the Houston area.