Early Career Research (ECR) Committee
The HUPO Early Career Researcher (ECR) Initiative is proud to announce that Dr. Justyna Fert-Bober has been nominated as the ECR representative on the HUPO Executive Committee. Dr. Fert-Bober is a co-founder of the HUPO ECR Initiative, a trailblazer and leader in ECR involvement in the proteomics community and a strong advocate of highlighting early career researcher talents. Among other things, she is a co-organizer of the HUPO ECR Manuscript Competition and of the HUPO World Congress Trainee Workshop (Biosketch below).
This new ECR position on the HUPO Executive Committee was approved by the HUPO Council and announced at the most recent HUPO General Assembly. The HUPO ECR Initiative would like to thank the HUPO Council for their continuous support of proteomics early career researchers and for giving them a voice on the HUPO Executive Committee.
Dr. Justyna Fert-Bober. Research Scientist I
Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute
Dr. Justyna Fert-Bober’s Biosketch
Dr. Fert-Bober is a Research Scientist I at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute. She obtained her B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Wroclaw and her Ph.D. in Clinical Chemistry from Medical University, Wroclaw. She then performed her postdoctoral research at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Fert-Bober is a pioneer in the understanding of arginine deiminases and protein citrullination’s contribution to molecular and cellular mechanisms of heart failure in the general population and in the immunopathogenesis of heart disease in rheumatoid arthritis patients. She has published over 17 papers on these topics. Dr. Fert-Bober’s overarching research goal is to identify panels of biomarkers and drug targets that can be used in the development of novel diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to not only treat patients for a limited time, but to change underline disease processes. In addition, Dr. Fert-Bober is dedicated to raising the profiles of early career researchers. She is the co-founder of the HUPO Early Career Researcher Initiative, which main objectives are to provide training opportunities to early career researchers and to showcase their work and talent on the international stage.