Sarah Chobot Hokanson, PhD
Assistant Provost
Boston University
Professional Development & Postdoctoral Affairs

PhD, University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine

Sarah is responsible for postdoctoral affairs, professional development programming and resources for doctoral students and postdocs across the University, as well as supporting the development of University policies related to postdoctoral scholarship. She also provides resources for faculty mentors and PIs applying for grants related to doctoral and postdoctoral training. Sarah is the multi-PI of the Postdoc Academy, a $1.8m NIH project focused on providing digital and in-person professional development opportunities for postdocs nationwide. She is co-PI of an NSF AGEP Alliance (CIRTL AGEP) focused on improving the research climate for graduate students and postdocs, and is co-Director of the Workforce Development Core within Boston University’s NSF Engineering Research Center (CELL-MET). Sarah serves in leadership positions nationally, including most recently on the AAMC Postdoctoral Leaders Steering Committee.

Prior to joining Boston University, Sarah was US Deputy Director of Science and Innovation at the British Consulate-General, Boston. Sarah holds a BA in Chemistry from Boston University and a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics from the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine. Sarah’s graduate research was supported by the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, and she completed a NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Fellowship at Cornell University in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology. She received an Executive Education Certificate from MIT Sloan School of Management’s Entrepreneurship Development Program in 2014.

Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for Directed Multiscale Assembly of Cellular Metamaterials with Nanoscale Precision: CELL-MET
10/01/2017 - 09/30/2027 (Multi PI of Sub-Project / SP)
National Science Foundation

PhD Progression: Creating Workforce-driven Flexible Credentials for Doctoral Students
10/01/2022 - 09/30/2025 (Multi-PI)
PI: Sarah Chobot Hokanson, PhD
National Science Foundation

NSF-IUSE: Inclusive Learning and Teaching in Undergraduate STEM Instruction
10/01/2018 - 09/30/2024 (PI)
National Science Foundation

Postdoctoral Pathways - broadening access to career advancement
09/04/2018 - 05/31/2024 (Multi-PI)
PI: Sarah Chobot Hokanson, PhD
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Graduate Research Fellowship
06/01/2018 - 05/31/2024 (Multi-PI)
PI: Sarah Chobot Hokanson, PhD
National Science Foundation

AGEP National Research Conference 2020: Sustaining, Institutionalizaing and Scaling AGEP Alliance Models and Initiatives
01/01/2019 - 12/31/2022 (PI)
National Science Foundation

AGEP Transformation Alliance: CIRTL AGEP - Inclusive Excellence and Improved Climate for Future Faculty
10/01/2016 - 09/30/2022 (PI)
National Science Foundation

Preparing Future Faculty to Improve STEM Education: Broadening the National Impact of the CIRTL Network
09/01/2017 - 08/31/2020 (Subcontract PI)
University of Wisconsin, Madison National Science Fdn

Collaborative Research: NSF INCLUDES Alliance: An Alliance to Develop an Inclusive and Diverse National Faculty for Broadening Success of Underrepresented 2-Year and 4-Year STEM Students
09/01/2018 - 10/31/2019 (Subcontract PI)
Association of Public and Land-grant Universities National Science Fdn

Graduate Research Fellowship
06/01/2012 - 09/30/2018 (Co-Investigator of Sub-Project / SP)
National Science Foundation


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  1. Hokanson SC, Grannan S, Greenler R, Gillian-Daniel DL, Campa H, Goldberg BB. A Study of Synchronous, Online Professional Development Workshops for Graduate Students and Postdocs Reveals the Value of Reflection and Community Building. Innovative Higher Education. 2019; (44):385–398. View Publication
  2. Hokanson SC, Goldberg BB. The Postdoc Landscape: The Invisible Scholars; Edited by Audrey J. Jaeger and Alessandra J. Dinin. Proactive Postdoc Mentoring. Elsevier. London, United Kingdom. 2018; 91-120. View Publication
  3. Goparaju G, Fry BA, Chobot SE, Wiedman G, Moser CC, Leslie Dutton P, Discher BM. First principles design of a core bioenergetic transmembrane electron-transfer protein. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2016 May; 1857(5):503-512. PMID: 26672896; PMCID: PMC4846532; DOI: 10.1016/j.bbabio.2015.12.002;
  4. Bewley KD, Dey M, Bjork RE, Mitra S, Chobot SE, Drennan CL, Elliott SJ. Rheostat re-wired: alternative hypotheses for the control of thioredoxin reduction potentials. PLoS One. 2015; 10(4):e0122466.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25874934; PMCID: PMC4395160; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0122466;
  5. Davydov R, Labby KJ, Chobot SE, Lukoyanov DA, Crane BR, Silverman RB, Hoffman BM. Enzymatic and cryoreduction EPR studies of the hydroxylation of methylated N(?)-hydroxy-L-arginine analogues by nitric oxide synthase from Geobacillus stearothermophilus. Biochemistry. 2014 Oct 21; 53(41):6511-9. PMID: 25251261; PMCID: PMC4204881; DOI: 10.1021/bi500485z;
  6. Lichtenstein BR, Farid TA, Kodali G, Solomon LA, Anderson JL, Sheehan MM, Ennist NM, Fry BA, Chobot SE, Bialas C, Mancini JA, Armstrong CT, Zhao Z, Esipova TV, Snell D, Vinogradov SA, Discher BM, Moser CC, Dutton PL. Engineering oxidoreductases: maquette proteins designed from scratch. Biochem Soc Trans. 2012 Jun 1; 40(3):561-6. PMID: 22616867; PMCID: PMC3525474; DOI: 10.1042/BST20120067;
  7. Zhang H, Chobot SE, Osyczka A, Wraight CA, Dutton PL, Moser CC. Quinone and non-quinone redox couples in Complex III. J Bioenerg Biomembr. 2008 Oct; 40(5):493-9. PMID: 18975063; PMCID: PMC2664707; DOI: 10.1007/s10863-008-9174-6;
  8. Chobot SE, Zhang H, Moser CC, Dutton PL. Breaking the Q-cycle: finding new ways to study Qo through thermodynamic manipulations. J Bioenerg Biomembr. 2008 Oct; 40(5):501-7. PMID: 18956237; PMCID: PMC4315942; DOI: 10.1007/s10863-008-9175-5;
  9. Hamill MJ, Chobot SE, Hernandez HH, Drennan CL, Elliott SJ. Direct electrochemical analyses of a thermophilic thioredoxin reductase: interplay between conformational change and redox chemistry. Biochemistry. 2008 Sep 16; 47(37):9738-46.View Related Profiles. PMID: 18717594; PMCID: PMC3982938; DOI: 10.1021/bi800676g;
  10. Moser CC, Chobot SE, Page CC, Dutton PL. Distance metrics for heme protein electron tunneling. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2008 Jul-Aug; 1777(7-8):1032-7. PMID: 18471429; PMCID: PMC2536628; DOI: 10.1016/j.bbabio.2008.04.021;
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