ACA Election Candidate

Veronica Carta: Candidate for Small Molecule SIG Chair Elect

I am the director of the small molecule X-ray crystallography facility at the University of California, Riverside. From 2019 to 2021, I was Research Crystallographer at Indiana University Molecular Structure Center in Bloomington. I have been a member of the ACA since 2018. At the time, I was a PhD candidate in inorganic chemistry at The University of British Columbia and strongly relied on crystallography for my research in supramolecular chemistry. The mentorship I received from members of the crystallographic community contributed to my education in structural chemistry and to my decision to undertake a career in small molecule service crystallography. I am thankful to the ACA for creating a community that promotes research, education, and professional development in crystallography, as well as the opportunity to create connections among scientists, and mentoring relationships. It would be a pleasure for me to be chair of the small-molecule SIG. It will give me the opportunity to contribute to the community and collaborate with other ACA members.