Tag: @BlackInSTEM

Unique Scientist: Dr. Esther Odekunle

Here comes our yellow queen, Dr. Esther Odekunle (She/her)! Dr. Odekunle is a neurobiologist by training and currently working in the pharmaceutical industry (GlaxoSmithKline) in the United Kingdom where she focuses on antibody engineering for therapeutics! What kind of scientist are you? I did a PhD in neurobiology, investigating neuropeptide systems primarily in starfish. However,…

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Unique Scientist: Crystal Grant

Time to meet Crystal Grant (She/her)! Crystal is a bioinformatician studying DNA changes during aging. She is working towards her PhD at Emory University in the USA! What kind of scientist are you? I’m a bioinformatician, so I do computer analysis only (you don’t want to see me in the wet lab)! I study changes…

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Unique Scientist: Ashley Gary

Time to meet Ashley Gary (She/her)! Ashley is a nature-loving science communicator in the field of wildlife biology in the USA! What kind of scientist are you? I’m a science communicator. I got interested in this field after taking an environmental communication course during my graduate studies. I started my #scicomm experience on Instagram by…

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Unique Scientist: Tré Artis

Time to meet Tré Artis (He/him)! Tré is a molecular biologist interested in blood diseases and epigenetics. Tre is currently working towards his Ph.D. degree at Harvard University in the USA! What kind of scientist are you? I’m a molecular biologist who conducts research in the field of hematology. I’m fascinated with better understanding the…

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Unique Scientist: Dr. Kishana Taylor

Time to meet Dr. Kishana Taylor (She/her)! Dr. Taylor is a virologist from the USA currently working on her postdoctoral training at the University of California, Davis! What kind of scientist are you? I am a virologist. I currently study Influenza A virus co-infection and subsequent genetic exchange between viruses that can occur as a…

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Unique Scientist: Dr. Michael Harris-Love

Time to meet Dr. Michael Harris-Love (He/him)! Dr. Harris-Love is a rehabilitation scientist with clinical training as a physical therapist and post-doctoral training in clinical trials research in the USA! What kind of scientist are you? I’m a rehabilitation scientist with clinical training as a physical therapist and post-doctoral training in clinical trials research. My…

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Unique Scientist: Anna Ampaw

Happy Mole Day! Let’s celebrate by highlighting a chemist! Time to meet Anna Ampaw (She/her)! Anna is a synthetic organic chemist and science communicator at the University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada! What kind of scientist are you? I am a synthetic organic chemist but I am also slowly diving into the biological world. Although…

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Unique Scientist: Katrina Love

Time to meet Katrina Love (She/Her)! Katrina is a materials engineer and PhD student in the UK at Sheffield Hallam University. What kind of scientist are you? I’m a materials engineer and am currently a first year PhD student looking at phosphate solubility and its effects on the properties of radioactive waste glasses. Simply put,…

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Unique Scientist: Jordan Harrod

Is it time to meet our first highlighted woman engineer who is also an amazing YouTuber? You bet so! Say hello to Jordan Harrod (She/her), a graduate student at Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology in the USA! What kind of scientist are you? I’m a PhD student in Medical Engineering and Medical Physics, which is…

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Unique Scientist: Melanie Mendez

Say hello to Melanie Mendez (She/her/ella/elle)! Melanie is a scientist from Guatemala that studies the relationship between the immune system and bone biology during disease in the USA! What kind of scientist are you? I’m an osteoimmunologist studying how inflammation and antibiotics affect the development of post-traumatic osteoarthritis after injury. What made you want to…

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Unique Scientist: Nathasia M. Muwanigwa

Say hello to Nathasia Mudiwa Muwanigwa (She/her)! Nathasia is a neuroscience/cellular biology PhD researcher at the University of Luxembourg in Europe! She is originally from Zimbabwe, Africa! What kind of scientist are you? I am a neuroscience/cellular biology PhD researcher, and I grow brains! Well, sort of–my project focuses on using the potential of human…

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Unique Scientist: Tyus D. Williams

Say hello to Tyus D. Williams (he/him)! Tyus is a originally from the USA and received his degree from at Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. He is a wildlife biologist currently a park ranger under Jekyll Island Authority! What kind of scientist are you? I’m a wildlife biologist passionate about the study of…

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Unique Scientist: Zanah Francis

Meet Zanah Francis (She/Her)! Zanah is a PhD student at The University of Rochester in the USA! What kind of scientist are you? I’m a microbiology PhD student at the University of Rochester in New York. I study peptidoglycan crosslinking (part of the cell wall of bacteria) in Mycobacterium tuberculosis (the cause of “TB”–tuberculosis). “Please…

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Unique Scientist: Dr. Jaye Gardiner

Say hello to Dr. Jaye Gardiner (She/Her)! Jaye lives in the USA where she works at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, PA. What kind of scientist are you? I’m a lot of things! I suppose, first I am a postdoctoral researcher studying pancreatic cancer’s tumor microenvironment – that is, the surrounding non-tumor cells…

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Unique Scientist: Sophie Okolo

Introducing Sophie Okolo (She/her)! Sophie is originally from Nigeria and currently lives in the USA where she started Global Health Aging (@GHealthAging)! What kind of scientist are you? I am a public health researcher studying longevity and aging across the lifespan. My work focuses on preventing Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive decline, improving quality of life…

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