The Major Groove

The Major Groove is Wesleyan's official ASBMB (American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) student chapter. Students in the Major Groove are able to apply for ASBMB scholarships and research grants and access ASBMB resources to learn about career and internship opportunities and public policy initiatives.

On campus, the Major Groove organizes academic, social, and outreach events throughout the year. The Major Groove typically hosts welcome lunches, pre-registration events, and other gatherings for students in the major to get to know and support each other as they pursue the major. The group has also recently worked with Cardinal Kids (a teaching group organized by Wesleyan students) to plan science themed events at Wesleyan's R. J. Julia bookstore.

To learn more about the Major Groove or the ASBMB, please contact Scott Holmes.

Upcoming Events

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Please join the Major Groove for Science Jeopardy on Friday, April 26th from 3:30pm to 4:30pm in Woodhead Lounge. There will be pizza, prizes and lots of fun. We look forward to seeing you there! 


  • See Past Events Hosted by the Major Groove!

    On April 19th, from 4pm to 6pm, The Major Groove will host a science outreach in Traverse Square, Middletown. The theme of the event is Small but Mighty! Are you interested in volunteering? Please reach out to Phyllis Schram or Tai Lon Tan to get involved!


    Join the MB&B Major Groove for a New Major Welcome on Friday, April 5th, from 3:30pm to 4:30pm in Shanklin 201. Enjoy refreshments with your fellow new majors, learn more about the pathway through the major, and ask questions of MB&B Juniors and Seniors. We look forward to seeing you there!


    The Major Groove will host a Cookie Decorating Party to celebrate the end of the semester! Please join us on Friday, December 8th in Hall Atwater 84 from 5pm to 6pm to decorate your own science themed cookies and enjoy some festive refreshments!

    Major Groove Cookie Flyer

    Please join The Major Groove for a welcome lunch on Monday, September 18th from 12-1pm in Hall-Atwater 84. Committee chairs will be chosen, events for the semester will be discussed, and there will be pizza. We hope to see you there!

     Major Groove Welcome Lunch August 18th from noon to 1pm Hall Atwater 84




    Tuesday, November 8, 2022, 12:00pm, Hall-Atwater 84: Major Groove Career Panel

    The panel with MB&B alum will be broadcast on zoom. Lunch provided!


    Friday, October 28, 2022, 4:00pm, Exley 150: Major Groove Halloween Party!


    Thursday, October 20, 2022, 12:00pm, Woodhead Lounge: Lunch with MB&B faculty Cori Anderson and Teresita Padilla-Benavides



    Major Groove Welcome Meeting September 27, 12:00-1:00pm, HA 84