The ASBMR helped Marc get travel funding as a young investigator to present his research on skeletal biology to leaders in the field.
Dr. Marc Wein is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and an endocrinologist who sees patients at Massachusetts General Hospital. His research focuses on osteocyte biology, parathyroid hormone and osteoporosis. With more than 12 years in the field and 4 years as an ASBMR member, he has shared what has helped him advance his research and get established in the field.
How has the ASBMR helped you in your career?
The ASBMR has recognized the challenges associated with the "K to R" transition and established awards to help investigators advance their research. I am absolutely thrilled to have received the ASBMR Rising Star Award. This support will make it possible to perform key experiments to generate preliminary data for an upcoming R01 grant submission. The recognition associated with the Rising Star Award is quite rewarding and provides motivation for me continue in the field of skeletal biology research.
As an ASBMR member, what are benefits or resources that have been most valuable to you?
The ASBMR young investigator travel grant provided vital support to allow me to attend the ASBMR Annual Meeting at a critical junction during my postdoctoral fellowship. Presenting findings at the ASBMR meetings over the past 4 years has been invaluable in receiving exposure and feedback for our unpublished findings.
How have connections with other ASBMR members helped you in your career?
I am so lucky to have been mentored by many leaders in this field! Hank Kronenberg was my postdoctoral mentor and has provided amazing scientific guidance over the past five years. Prior to that, I received invaluable input at a very early stage in my career in skeletal biology research from Melvin Glimcher, who was the father of my Ph.D. thesis advisor, Laurie Glimcher.