The purpose of the Southeastern Association of Shared Resources (SEASR, pronounced “Caesar”) is to provide a regional forum for core directors, managers, scientists, and technical staff to meet, discuss and collaborate on the many common issues that face us. The topic areas include, but are not limited to, facility management, efficient laboratory practices, biotechnology advances and applications, federal and financial oversight, emerging issues facing cores, etc.
SEASR strives to be a professional organization that is inclusive and culturally competent. The SEASR Executive Board (EB) is diverse, with representation by women (75%), people of color/minorities (25%) and different nationalities. Of the twelve EB members, five are located in TN, four are located in GA, two are located in FL and one is located at the University Central del Caribe, Puerto Rico. Similar to the general membership of ABRF, SEASR EB members represent a mix of core managers, core directors and university administrators with core oversight roles. For the 2023 new EB member application year, SEASR plans to continue recruiting diverse EB members, with a particular interest in receiving applications from under-represented states in our catchment area (the Southeast).
As an official Chapter of the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities (ABRF), we cooperate with ABRF in our activities. Membership in the ABRF is encouraged; however it is NOT a requirement for attending SEASR meetings or participation in the SEASR organization. Please visit the ABRF web site to see the many benefits including numerous technology study groups, discussion forums, and an exciting annual meeting.
Click here to review the SEASR Charter.
Aaron Pitre, PhD, President
Sr Scientist, Cell & Tissue Imaging Center – Light Microscopy (CTIC)
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Jenny Schafer, PhD, President-Elect
Managing Director, Cell Imaging Shared Resource (CISR)
Research Associate Professor, Cell and Developmental Biology
Deirdre Daria, PhD, Treasurer
Director, Flow Cytometry Core
University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center
Laxminarayanan Krishnan, Membership coordinator and treasurer-elect
Georgia Institute of Technology
Pritha Bagchi, PhD, Past President
Director, Emory Integrated Proteomics Core (EIPC)
Associate Scientist, Emory UniversityCertified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
Lyra Griffiths, PHD, Past Treasurer
Core Director, Associate Scientist
Emory Integrated Genomics Core (EIGC)
Tania Mesa, Sponsor Coordinator
Molecular Genomics Core
Moffitt Cancer Center
Angel Sampson, PhD, Sponsor Coordinator Elect
Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research (ICBR) Monoclonal Antibody Core
University of Florida
Kristen Massey, MS, Website Coordinator
Interim Director, Core Facility Program
University of Tennessee
Laura Fox-Goharioon, Registration coordinator
Emory Integrated Cellular Imaging Core