Back in June 2018, Drs. Vytas Bankaitis and Dorothy Shippen received the ASBMB National Award and were nominated by colleagues and other leaders in their field. The 2019 ASBMB Annual Meeting was held in Orlando from April 6-9, where they both presented their works. The meeting had a full schedule, including networking, workshops, sessions, and award lectures.

Dr. Bankaitis received the Avanti Award in Lipids, which recognizes outstanding research contributions in the area of lipids.

Dr. Shippen received the William C. Rose Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to biochemical and molecular biology research and a demonstrated commitment to the training of younger scientists.