Meet the Community
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There are currently 147 members in The Network.
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There are currently 147 members in The Network.
Jenea I. Adams
USA Founder Ph.D. Student, University of Pennsylvania Genomics and Computational Biology Twitter: @JeneaIA "Excited about building community for Black women like me in STEM. I enjoy practicing photography, outdoor adventures, and cooking for my loved ones in my free time. I also have a lot of plants."
Dr. Nyasha Chambwe, Ph.D.
USA Senior Bioinformatics Scientist, St. Jude Children's Hospital Ph.D. from Weill Cornell Medicine, Computational Biology/Bioinformatics Twitter: @doc_nyasha "I'm a genomic data scientist with wide ranging research interests in cancer (epi)genomics. I'm a precision medicine enthusiast and have ambitions of addressing the unequal representation of minority populations in genomic studies. I'm passionate about STEM education and mentoring."
Dr. Tracy Johnson, Ph.D.
USA Professor, University of California, Los Angeles RNA processing, Chromatin biology, Gene expression PhD: UC Berkeley Twitter:@TheTracyLab "Other interests: Parenting, cooking, STEM education and inclusion, yoga"
Dr. Stacey Finley, Ph.D.
USA Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Biological sciences University of Southern California PhD: Northwestern University, Chemical Engineering Research interest: mathematical oncology
Dr. Casey Overby Taylor, Ph.D.
USA Assistant Professor of Medicine and Bioengineering, Johns Hopkins University Post-doc: Informatics, Columbia University
USA Master’s Student Johns Hopkins University Bioinformatics/Metablomics Twitter: @BroaderImpact "Texan. Trekkie. Python nerd interested in alt-ac data science careers."
USA Post-Bac Humboldt State University Kinesiology, Computational Neuroscience Twitter: dangela_pr "I recently earned my BS in Kinesiology with emphasis in Pre-Physical Therapy but I’ve decided to make a big change into Computational Neuroscience! I’ve been learning computer programming on my own for several years and have been learning more about combining my love for biological processes esp in the brain with technology and language through coding!"
USA Ph.D. Student/Candidate University of Pennsylvania Neuroscience Twitter: @IlennaJ "I'm interested in working at the intersection of Neuroscience and Machine Learning."
USA Ph.D. Student/Candidate University of Pennsylvania Genomics and Computational Biology
USA Graduate Harvard University Applied Mathematics and Biology Post graduation: Associate Consultant "I have collected computer programming and mathematical skills through college and research. As well as business experience through internships. I hope to be in a product manager role in a biotech company a few years post college."
USA Ph.D. Student/Candidate Duke University Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Twitter: @MelyssaMinto "I am interested in genomics and epigenomics. I hope to take the skills I am learning in graduate school to study health disparities as it relates to (epi)genomics."
USA Undergraduate Student Colombia University Biophysics
Dr. Folami Ideraabdullah, Ph.D.
USA Assistant Professor, Genetics University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Genetics/Epigenetics/DOHAD Twitter: @Fidera25 "Right now just excited about joining this network!"
Dr. Keisha Cook, Ph.D.
USA Ph.D. from The University of Alabama Applied Mathematics and Computational Biology Postdoctoral Researcher, Tulane University "I have been searching for a place to find Black Women in Computational Biology. This website is absolutely perfect! I study applied mathematics and computational biology; specifically single particle tracking, Bayesian inference methods, Markov processes, stochastic processes, and more."
United Kingdom Ph.D. Student Newcastle University Bioinformatics/ Immunology Twitter: @SimSci9 "I am very excited to be a part of this much needed network - thank you for the initiative! For my PhD work, I analyse single-cell RNA sequencing data to further understand how babies form their immune systems. I am interested in auto-immunity, B/T cell immunology and host/pathogen interactions"
Dr. Teofilia Acheompong, Ph.D.
USA City Research Scientist, City of New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Post-doc: Columbia University, Epidemiology Ph.D. from University of California-Irvine, Epidemiology Twitter: @Epiteephd "My interests are at the intersection of statistics and methodology of social and chronic disease epidemiology."
Dr. Heather Pinkett, Ph.D.
USA Assistant Professor, Northwestern University Biophysics/Structural Biology of Membrane Proteins Twitter: @LabPinkett "Interested in bioinformatics/phylogenetics/ancestral sequence reconstruction."
Dr. Monica Green, Ph.D.
USA Independent Scholar History of Medicine Twitter: @monicaMedHist "I'm a historian of medicine interesting in the history of the world's major infectious diseases. Phylogenetics and palaeogenetics have transformed these fields, and I incorporate their results into my historical work."
Taylor Ferebee, MS
USA Ph.D. Student/Candidate Cornell University Computational Biology Twitter: @Ferebee2PhD "...In short, I like to use math and biology to patterns! Outside of research, I am excited about discussing bioethics, adding the beauty back into science education, and representation in STEM. If you ever need a recommendation for a podcast, music from nearly any genre, or a film, I am your girl."
Vanessa Mwebaza Muwanga
South Africa Ph.D. Student/Candidate University of Cape Town Clinical Science & Immunology South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (SATVI) Twitter: @muwitheninja4xt "My research interests are centered around infectious diseases majorly TB and HIV. After graduation, I hope to work for a research organization that will allow me to be involved in projects that help me merge my love for Immunology with my fascination for computational techniques and Bioinformatics methods."
Kenya Master's Student University of Nairobi Bioinformatics Twitter: @chadni254 "I'm currently doing a project on RNA 3D modelling for my masters. I have great interest in neuroinformatics."
Dr. Chipo Mashayamombe-Wolfgarten, Ph.D.
United Kingdom University of Warwick Bioinformatics Clinical Bioinformatician, National Health Service (NHS)
Dr. Denise Okafor, Ph.D.
USA Assistant Professor, Biochemistry, Pennsylvania State University Twitter: @cdokafor Research interests: Molecular dynamics simulations on proteins
USA Ph.D. Student/Candidate Rutgers University Biomedical Informatics Researcher, The University of New Mexico
Nigeria Research Fellow Sheda Science and Technology Complex Master's Graduate University of Ibadan Plant Genetics and Molecular Biology Twitter: @kryskyuka "I'm Christal, I love research and travelling. I'm interested in bioinformatics and enthusiastic about food security and herbal medicine."
USA Ph.D. Student/Candidate Boston University Microbiome/Bioinformatics @microbiomarisol "My name is Marisol and I am interested in microbial ecologies broadly! My goals are to really figure out how to connect with and strengthen the community of minority voices in STEM. My outside interests are singing opera, ballet dancing, reading, and writing."
Kenya Master's Student Jomo Kenya University Bioinformatics, Science Cast Twitter: @SaraNyancheraN "Science Communicaton and singing. Becoming a diagnostic researcher."
Dr. Jaimie Marie Stewart, Ph.D.
USA Post-Doctoral Researcher California Institute of Technology Bioengineering "I am a postdoctoral scholar at the California Institute of Technology conducting research project in Paul Rothemund's lab focusing on the design, synthesis, and characterization of DNA and RNA structures for the detection of biomolecules. I am a NSF AGEP."
USA Ph.D. Student/Candidate University of California-Merced Neurogenetics/Computational Genomics Twitter: @RWinty "I am an optimist and a 3rd year PhD candidate. These days I obsess over the role of transfer RNAs in brain development. I believe that losses can serve as lessons, and everyone has something worthwhile to give."
USA Ph.D. Student/Candidate University of Maryland, Baltimore County Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Twitter: @Marilyn_Allen1 "As a researcher, I integrate engineering and immunology to design therapeutics for diseases such as lupus. I am also passionate about patient advocacy and input in the research process."
Dativa Pereus, MS
Tanzania Master's Graduate Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics Twitter: @dativapereus "Interested in studying human genomics and Bioinformatics. Looking for a PhD position in similar field."
Kenya Master's Student Pwani University Bioinformatics Fellow, International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology Twitter: @martha_mawia "My research interests are on genetics and genomics, virology and data visualization."
USA Ph.D. Student/Candidate Virginia Commenwealth University Mathematics BS; Systems Modeling & Analysis "I was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. I graduated from Jackson State University with my Bachelor’s in Mathematics in May 2019. I just completed my first year as a doctoral student at VCU. I will be specializing in mathematical biology."
Katelin Jackson, MS, MPH
USA Ph.D. Student/Candidate Washington State University Infectious Disease and Immunology/Computational Epidemiology Twitter: @KayJay56
USA Ph.D. Student/Candidate Temple University Cancer Genomics
Kenya Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Biostatistics Twitter: @lucy_njokinjuki "I am a data analyst by profession. My interest include providing solutions to health problems such as infectious diseases. R nerd. Biostatistics enthusiastic. My goal is to be a Biostatistician by profession. I enjoy gaming and reading scientific papers"
USA Ph.D. Student/Candidate University of California Santa Cruz Bioinformatics Twitter: @AlexisThornton_ "My interests include using and creating bioinformatics tools to understand the role of alternative splicing in cancer and identify potential biomarkers for cancer immunotherapies. I love to surf in my free time."
Kenya Graduate: Master's Student Pwani University Bioinformatics Twitter: @NjeriAquila "I'm interested in viral epidemiology, data visualisation, biomarker identification and statistical genomics. A salsa lover and dog enthusiast"
South Africa Ph.D. Student/Candidate University of Cape Town Trochology, Bioinformatics Twitter: @nyenyedzibio
Delissa McMillen, M.S., M.B.A.
USA University of Maryland University College Biotechnology, Bioinformatics Research Associate Allen Institute for Brain Science Twitter: @delissa76
Dr. Chantell Evans, Ph.D.
USA Postdoctoral Fellow University of Pennsylvania Neurobiology Twitter: @channyskye "Neurobiologist interested in mitochondria and neurodegenerative diseases."
Dr. Belinda Akpa, Ph.D.
USA Assistant Professor North Carolina State University Computational Systems Physiology Twitter: @emrlab
Dr. Ariangela Kozik, Ph.D.
USA Postdoctoral Fellow University of Michigan Microbiology/Bioinformatics/Microbiome/Respiratory Microbiome in Asthma and COPD Twitter: @dr_kozik "I’m fascinated by the human microbiome, variation across populations, and its role health and disease. Currently, my research focuses on understanding how the microbiome is involved in the presentation and pathogenesis of asthma..."
Dr. Nur Shahir, Ph.D.
USA University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Bioinformatics and Computational Biology/Microbiome Twitter: @Gigiomics "I'm a recently defended doctorate from UNC. My interests include: gut brain axis, host-microbe interactions, and D&D (yes, the game)."
USA Ph.D. Student University of Pennsylvania Immunology "My research interests are focused on host-pathogen interactions during viral infections. I plan to obtain a career that incorporates my knowledge about infectious diseases into real world public health scenarios."
Dr. Vivian Chebii, Ph.D.
Kenya Graduate Fellow and Ph.D. Student Bioinformatics International Livestock Research Institute Twitter: @vivienne_joe "Bioinformatics and Data science"
Nigeria Undergraduate University of Port Harcourt Biochemistry Twitter:@gigi_kenneth
Dr. Aida Ouangraoua, Ph.D.
Canada Assistant Professor University of Sherbrooke Computer Science, Computational Biology
Thais Del Rosario Hernandez
USA Graduate Carleton College Biology, Computer Science
USA Ph.D. Student/Candidate Rutgers University Biomedical Informatics Health Data Scientist Twitter: @DataKimist "My personal and professional interests center on addressing health disparities in cancer and HIV, morbidity and mortality."
Dr. Phillista Malaki, Ph.D.
Kenya Research Scientist National Museums of Kenya Degree: Conservation Science/Heritage Management, University of Nairobi Twitter: @phillista
USA Undergraduate University of California Merced Applied Mathematics, Computational Biology Twitter: @penguin_chika
Uganda Master's Student Makerere University Bioinformatics/Biochemistry "I am currently pursuing a MSC in Bioinformatics from Makerere University, hold a Bsc in Biochemisty. Passionate about Bioinformatics and Genomics with bias in vaccine and drug development against Mycobacterium Tuberculosis"
Uganda Master's Student Makerere University Bioinformatics Twitter: @RitahNabunje
USA Ph.D. Student/Candidate University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Bioinformatics
Wittney Mays, MS
USA Computational Biologist Sandia National Laboratories Degree: Bioinformatics, University of Illinois "I am a recent graduate of the University of Illinois with a interest in understanding how genomics can contribute to the bioenergy production."
Jupiter Marina Kabahita
Uganda Master's Student, Lab Technologist Makerere University Bioinformatics
Dr. LaShanda Williams, Ph.D.
USA Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Albert Einstein College of Medicine Degree: Rutgers University Ecology and Evolutionary Genomics Twitter: @DrCoolSci "Human evolutionary genetics, microbial genomics, translational research."
Dr. Asia Mitchell, Ph.D.
USA Medical Affairs, Clinical Bioinformatics Analyst at Invitae Degree: Molecular and Medical Genetics, Oregon Health and Science University "Love to cook and spend time outdoors with my family of 3"
Ndeye Marieme Top
Senegal Bioinformatician Institut Pasteur de Dakar Master's Student Cheikh Anta DIop University of Dakar Bioinformatics Twitter: @dna_ddict
Kenya Undergraduate Pwani University Physics Twitter: @HezelAndahwa "I'm currently a fourth year student in Pwani University taking bachelor of science in physics, lately I've grown profound interest in the tech world and I've taken up online course on python, machine learning and artificial intelligence.."
Zimbabwe Master's Student Chinhoyi University of Technology Pharmaceutical Biotechnology "I am greatly interested in structure based drug design for diseases that afflict developing countries like TB, Malaria and HIV"
Netherlands Ph.D. Student/Candidate University of Groningen Statistics Twitter: @azzaea_
Dr. Meg Pirrung, Ph.D.
USA PhD: University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Comutational Bioscience Sr. Product Designer, Collective Medical Twitter: @megalodonatron "product designer, ai explainer, data visualizer, prehistoric shark robot, PhD."
USA PhD Student/Candidate University of Pennsylvania Cell and Molecular Biology: Genetics & Epigenetics; Environmental Toxicology Twitter: @elanapyfrom "As a black woman in a PhD program at a PWI, my main goal is to finish what I started. I have a lot of scientific interests--pretty much everything--which is what brings me to this group."
USA PhD Student/Candidate Neuropharmacology University of Pennsylvania Twitter: @KhadijaDeniece
USA Ph.D. Student/Candidate UNC Chapel Hill Cancer Genomics, Environmental Epidemiology Twitter: @MarkiaASmith "I am a first gen PhD student studying the interplay of the environment and genetics and their effect on cancer health disparities. I plan on becoming a MD/PhD, and I hope to tackle health disparities affecting minorities both in the clinical and research."
Dr. Sparkle Russell-Puleri, Ph.D.
USA PhD: The City College of New York, Machine Learning in Healthcare
Dr. Shelina Ramnarine, Ph.D.
USA Senior Manager Janssen Business Development Diagnostics & Emerging Technologies Janssen Pharmaceuticals PhD: Washington University in St. Louis, Human and Statistical Genetics
Dr. Halima Moncrieffe, Ph.D.
USA Associate Scientific Director, Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson PhD: Imperial College London, Immunology Data Science "Driven to improve the outcome using science. Life long career focus on chronic diseases like lupus, and arthritis."
Dr. Marion Adebiyi, Ph.D.
South Africa Researcher/Senior Lecturer Durban University of Technology PhD: Durban University of Technology, SA/ Landmark University, Nigeria, Computer Science/Bioinformatics "I'm black and blessed, I do bioinformatics/ Organism's inter-pathway analysis and High throughput data analytics of various data types."
USA Master's Student San Francisco State University Microbiology "Wisdom is something I value each and every day. I am always a team player and desire to help in anyway I can in the fight for diversity."
USA Undergraduate Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University Computer Science Twitter: @georgie_gif
Aneth David, MS
Tanzania PhD Student Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences Assistant Lecturer Master's Graduate: University of Dar es Salaam, Agricultural Biotechnology "I am an assistant lecturer at University of Dar es Salaam with a major focus on agricultural biotechnology. I'm also a PhD student at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences studying try-trophic interactions between soil microbes, plants and..."
Taylor Thompson, MS
USA Ph.D. Student/Candidate MSTP Albert Einstein College of Medicine Genetics "I’m dedicated to using my degrees to study and understand health disparities to help end them."
Dr. Amanda Alexander, Ph.D.
USA PhD: Yale University, Biomedical Engineering Twitter: @A_man_duh225 "Just finished my PhD at the end of May 2020 and looking for black womxn in my field to connect with."
USA Undergraduate Southern University at New Orleans Forensic Science/Biology (Chemistry Minor) Twitter: @glamorousgigi__ "Aspiring Pediatric Neuro-Oncologist, passionate about drug delivery to the BBB & DIPG."
Master's Student UWC Bioinformatics Twitter: @Miimssssss
Zimbabwe Graduate: Master's Student Chinhoyi University of Technology Pharmaceutical Biotechnology "I am greatly interested in structure based drug design for diseases that afflict developing countries like TB, Malaria and HIV."
Dr. Regina Cordy, Ph.D.
USA Assistant Professor of Biology Wake Forest University Biology, Parasitology, Computational Biology "I recently started my own lab focused on malaria host-pathogen interactions. I am interested in multi-omic studies to better understand complex biological systems. I teach Parasitology. My goals are to network with other black women in a similar field of [study]."
Dr. Ivy Dambuza, Ph.D.
United Kingdom Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Exeter Immunology and Infectious Disease Twitter: @ivy_dambuza
Dr. Crystal Humphries, Ph.D.
USA Senior Data Scientist Zymergen PhD: University of Miami Human genomics and genetics "Love math, learning, politics, causality and helping others"
Winfred Gatua, MS
Kenya Master's Student Pwani University Bioinformatics International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology Twitter: @gatuaprof "Research Interest: Virus Evolution and phylodynamics, Human Genetics, Toxin Research, Vector Genomics."
Dr. Angela Brooks, PhD
USA Assistant Professor, Biomolecular Engineering University of California, Santa Cruz Postdoc: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Broad Institute Twitter: @TheBrooksLab "Very excited that this network exists! My expertise is in the area of RNA splicing regulation and high-throughput transcriptome sequencing analysis."
USA Undergraduate Drew University Neuroscience "I am a varsity scholar-athlete with strong leadership capabilities, persistence, and an innate desire to excel as a student at Drew University."
Hirut Kollech, MS
USA Ph.D. Student/Candidate University of Pittsburgh Computational Modeling and Simulation (in ocular biomechanics) Twitter: @hirutkollech
Dr. Emily Jepyegon Chemoiwa, Ph.D.
Kenya University of Eldoret Animal Ecology
Monsurat Olaosebikan, MS
USA Ph.D. Student/Candidate Tuts University Computer Science
USA Ph.D. Student Candidate Tufts University Computer Science
Dr. Stephanie Fotsing, Ph.D., MSc
USA PhD Bioinformatics and Biomedical informatics from UC San Diego, California La Jolla Institute for Immunology Alumn Bioinformatic Scientist II Ambry Genetics Interest: Personalized genomics. Investigating the role of genetic variants on phenotypes. "I am a black scientist in a field that sees very little of us and am happy to contribute as much as I can to elevate the beautiful young black minds who come after me..."
Canada Ph.D. Student/Candidate University of Cape Town / McMaster University Medicine ( Genetic epidemiology, statistical genetics and bioinformatics)
Paula Littlejohn, MHS
Canada Ph.D. Student/Candidate University of British Columbia Microbiology Twitter: @paulalittlej "I am studying the impact of micronutrient deficiency on the gut microbiome. I’m interested in learning how to better handle my data. The future me would like to dispel the myths around race and health using multiple 'omics' research."
Dr. Bridget Bannerman, Ph.D.
United Kingdom Researcher University of Cambridge PhD: University of Cambridge, Systems Bioinformatics, Drug Discovery
Thayana Tavares, MS
Brazil Researcher, Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCar) Machine Learning
USA Software Engineer Graduate, University of Florida, Software Engineering Twitter: @keminaturally
USA Undergrad: Texas Tech University, Management Information Systems "I used to be a software engineer for Motorola for 18 years about 13 years ago until they started downsizing in the Phoenix AZ area in 2007. I consulted for Viasat in Mesa AZ for a short time in 2008..."
Mona Aman, BCA
Sudan Undergraduate University of Khartoum Computer Science Twitter: @Darmione "I’m very passionate about sciences and specially computational science and i’m hoping to find guidance and resources to be a computational scientist...i’m also interested in physics ,my goal Is to become a computational physicist."
Dr. Myla Spencer, Ph.D., MS
USA Research Scientist, CRO, Cancer Genomics PhD: Catholic University of America "Precision medicine, mentoring, cancer research, ngs"
Isadora Teresa França Pereira, MS
Brazil Master's Graduate Pontifícia Universidade católica do Rio Grande do sul Bioinformatics, Genomics, E-Learning "I'm an evolutionary biologist with focus in genomics, evolution and bioinformatics."
Nigeria Undergraduate University of Lagos Cell Biology and Genetics Molecular Geneticist "I am a goal driven lady who’s interested in genomic medicine, data science and machine learning. My goal is to become a genomic data scientist."
Jasmine Mack, MPH
USA Master's Graduate, University of Michigan Biostatistics Twitter: @jasamack "My interests include defining genetic variation (GWAS) that contribute to disparities in maternity outcomes, such as preterm birth, preeclampsia, and gestational diabetes. I am an aspiring PhD, also the only Black person at UM Biostat, so looking to [connect with people here]."
USA Graduate: Ph.D. Student/Candidate, Quantitative Genetics University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Twitter: '@bkhamp'
Dr. Radia Johnson, Ph.D.
USA Bioinformatics Scientist, Genentech PhD: University of Toronto Oncology Bioinformatics "I am an immunologists by training who has specialized in bioinformatics since my post doc and would like to grow visibility for Black scientists and share my experience with others to inspire other Black women to pursue research interests in computational [biology]."
USA Ph.D. Student/Candidate Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics University of Michigan "I earned my Bachelor's in Bioengineering from Stanford in 2017, but I dabbled in bioinformatics through undergraduate research experiences.I have a passion for genomics research, especially as it relates to cancer and the immune system."
Dr. Claudineia Costa, Ph.D.
USA Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of California, Riverside twitter: @claupcosta "I am a geneticist. I use field- and lab-based behavioral assays, physiology, and behavioral transcriptomics to understand how sensory differences are shaped by development in bumble bees and, how this ultimately impacts floral visitation and pollination"
Dr. Lavida Rogers, Ph.D.
Virgin Islands, USA Non-post-doc, working Professional (Academia, Industry, Consulting, etc.) Microbiology and Molecular Genetics /Bioinformatics University of the Virgin Islands Twitter: @LavidaBrooks "I am a young black scientist, wife and mother. I am from the Caribbean. I enjoy stem outreach and creating opportunities for students. I aspire to grow as a scientist, learn more each day and contribute to my community."
Fathia Idiris, MS.c
Germany Graduate: Ph.D. Student/Candidate, Computational Biophysics Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
USA Ph.D. Student/Candidate Biomedical Sciences (Cancer Biology and Bioinformatics), Morehouse School of Medicine twitter: @blkstemhero "I'm interested in becoming a precision medicine scientist, improving the awareness of clinical trials, and serving as a role model for students interested in STEM careers"
USA Graduate: Ph.D. Candidate, Johns Hopkins University Applied Math, Biomedical Engineering, Computational Cardiology twitter: @kalen_clifton "Interested in using math and programming to study biology (currently making virtual heart models). Involved in supporting STEM education and career development. Visual arts enthusiast. Frequent TV viewer. Infrequent painter."
Olayinka Adebayo, MBBS
USA Graduate: Ph.D. Student/Candidate Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA "I am a physician by training but under going a dual degree in PhD in biomedical sciences and MSCR to become a physician scientist with translational approach to cancer prevention."
Yaa Adarkwa Darko, Ms
USA Graduate: Master's Student, Bioinformatics Virginia Commonwealth University "I am interested in genetic research, mainly disease related, and I am looking to connect with women in the Bioinformatics community"
Dr. Letisha Wyatt, Ph.D.
USA Assistant Professor, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Twitter: @dr_lrwyatt "I am a trained neuroscientist and pharmacologist currently working as a data professional working with computationalists to identify better diagnostic tools and therapeutics in biomedicine."
USA Graduate Master's Student; Research Assistant The George Washington University, "My goals include developing stronger coding skills, finding a hobby, and consistently workout."
Dr. Tanya Nauvel, Ph.D.
USA Post-Doctoral Fellow Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai "I am a computational neuroscientist hoping to pursue a career in academia. Currently studying the effects of deep brain stimulation on whole brain networks using quantitative electroencephalography."
USA Graduate: Master's Student, Genomics University of the Sciences "I recently graduated from Rutgers University with a B.S. in Marine Science. However, I decided to pursue a master's degree in genomics to be more aligned with my with my passion for studying complex disorders. Outside of science I enjoy baking, hair styling"
Canada Graduate: Ph.D. Student/Candidate Genome Science and Technology/Single Cell Genomics University of British Columbia
Kenya Graduate: Master's Student Bioinformatics Pwani University Twitter: @Ruthnanje
Amanda Bell, MS
USA Research associate, Cancer Bioinformatics George Washington University HIVE-Lab Twitter: @amandab930 "I am very interested in cancer biochemistry, video games and comic books."
USA Graduate: Ph.D. Student/Candidate, Computational Biology Cornell University, New York
USA Graduate: Ph.D. Student/Candidate Human Genetics, Vanderbilt University
Canada Bioinformatician Bachelor's Degree/Post-Bacc The University of Western Ontario Twitter: @_LisaMonique "I primarily work as part of a paediatric precision medicine program aimed at integrating NGS into clinical oncology care. I am also currently preparing to apply to MD/PhD programs with the ultimate goal of performing true bench-to-bedside research."
Alice Kamau, MSc
Kenya DPhil student University of Oxford KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme Twitter: @pony_alice "I have vast experience and in-depth knowledge in big data handling and processing with interest in statistics, epidemiology, infectious diseases modelling and mapping. I am a young innovative and result oriented person who is willing and ready to learn ... "
Gabriela Flores Gonçalves, BSc
Brazil Graduate Master's student Biomedical Informatics/Current program: Cell and Molecular Biology/Area: Bioinformatics Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) Twitter: @gabrielafgon "Other than student, tv show marathonist is one of my primary occupation. Taking care of 6 dogs is also on the top of that list. I have been a vegetarian for almost half of my life and I'm finally transitioning to veganism."
Dr. Tiffani Bright, Ph.D.
USA Biomedical Informatics Evaluation Team Lead IBM Columbia University Alum Twitter: @doc_b_right
USA Undergraduate Computational Biology Washington University in St. Louis
Christiana Chinedu Awajimimam John
Nigeria Undergraduate, Biomedical technology University of Port Harcourt Twitter: @MimamKristina "I love reading, writing, thinking and finding patterns. I also believed that my ability to spot out a pattern was common until mentor of mine commented on this natural ability and suggested I consider data science. I just recently getting familiar with ..."
Salma Abdel-Raheem, MS
USA Data and GIS Analyst The Whale Museum San Francisco State University Alum Twitter: @stabdelraheem "I am passionate about science and I often find that I have lots of ideas of but little structure/outlets for those ideas. I'm hoping to find a community in which I can grow and develop not just as a professional, but also as an individual"
USA AbbVie Clinical Trial Operations Intern Undergraduate Quantitative Biology/Computational Biology University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill "Hi Ladies! I am passionate about Black Womxn in STEM and closing the STEM education attainment pipeline. You can find me in the Carolinas trying to change the world!"
Nadia Harerimana, BA
USA Ph.D. Student Emory University Genetics and Molecular Biology Twitter: @Nharerimana Nadia is an international student from Rwanda and received her Bachelor's Degree in Human Ecology from College of the Atlantic, ME. She is currently a graduate research trainee in the Wingo Lab at Emory University, GA.
USA MS Student Loyola University Chicago Biology/Bioinformatics "I'm excited to help build a community for black female scientists in STEM! My interest in computational biology has led me to pursue my masters degree in Bioinformatics. I love learning about microbial genomics, and I'm excited to expand on my research..."
USA Research Associate (NGS, inflammatory memory) Boston Children's Hospital Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania, Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics Twitter: @faithbtee "I am interested in fellowship and community-building, where I can find support and give support to individuals on similar trajectories."
USA Undergraduate Kent State University Biology
USA Undergraduate in Biology Houston Baptist University
Virginiah Periah Kengara
Kenya B.Sc. Microbiology and Biotechnology University of Nairobi Currently Bioinformatics Intern at ICIPE "My name is Virginiah Periah , A Bioinformatics and Tech Enthusiast. My passion is to leverage technology in solving and understanding molecular questions. My passion and pursuit for technology in science made me enroll for a software development course so"
Kenya BSc Biotechnology and Health Research Pwani University Currently Bioinformatic intern at ICIPE (International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology) "I am a budding scientist. I am so passionate about scientific research precisely on molecular biology and Bioinformatics.I love music, I enjoy board games, I love making new friends meeting new people and so enthusiastic with nature."
Dr. Sandra Murray, PhD
USA PhD from University of Iowa, Computational Cell Modeling Professor of Computational Cell Modeling, University of Pittsburgh, Dept. of Cell Biology, School of Medicine "I am working to understand the turnover and trafficking of proteins that regulate cell-cell communication and cell behavior. In my research lab we are using experimentally collected data to models that will allow us to mathematically determine how changing..."
Nabwire Asatsa, BSc
Kenya Student, Pwani University, Marine Biology "I am mind-blown by the molecular biology and bioinformatic potential and its application in marine and environmental research in East Africa. I am interested in marine genomics and microbiomes and I am passionate about ensuring environmental research impact..."
Dr. Tia Tate, PhD
USA PhD from North Carolina Central University Bioinformatics Post Doctoral Computational Biologist US Environmental Protection Agency
United Kingdom Graduate: Master's Student, Biomedical Science, Anglia Ruskin University Research Technician, AstraZeneca "To continue to challenge my capabilities and be intrigued by scientific discovery."
Bettenia Cole, MT,MLT
Medical Technologist II Boston Children's Hospital Master's Student, TBD "To utilize health data to create computational models to predict patient outcomes."
Linda Paulo, MD,MSc
Tanzania Graduate Student / Ph.D. Candidate, Nutrition and gut microbiota Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences
Martine Seignon, BSc, Post-Bacc
USA BSc Biological Sciences/Molecular Biology/Bioinformatics Smith College Research Data analyst The Jackson Laboratory
Willysha Jenkins, MS/ Post-Masters
USA MS Biological and Biomedical Sciences North Carolina Central University Professor of Computer Science Fisk University twitter: '@stemque3ns' Website: https://www.stemque3ns.com/ "Co-CEO of STEMQue3ns LLC aiming to redefine the roles of women of color in STEM."
Jasia King, B.Eng, MSc
Netherlands Ph.D. Candidate Mechanical Engineering/Transport Phenomena MERLN Institute for Technology-Inspired Regenerative Medicine, Maastricht University Website: https://merlninstitute.com/merln/jasia-king Twitter: '@jasia_93' "I am a PhD candidate from Saint Lucia living in the Netherlands researching computational and experimental techniques to investigate the design parameters of proximal tubule fluidic platform. My ultimate dream/goal is to contribute to reducing the cost..."
USA Undergraduate, Biochemistry Duquesne University "I intend to pursue a PhD in biochemistry after graduation and continue computational work while delving into experimental work, of which both will be used in drug design or disease research."
Dr. Tamica Collins, PhD
USA PhD Genetics, cancer biology, bioinformatics, University of Chicago Postdoctoral Fellow University of Chicago Twitter: '@DrmicaC' "My interest and goal is to learn how I can utilize bioinformatics to combat breast cancer health disparities."
Atinuke Ogungbayi, B.Pharm, MS
USA Bachelors of Pharmacy, MS Biological Science (in view) Youngstown State University Twitter: '@estheratinuke' "I am a goal oriented person, I am deeply interested in advancing my career in bioinformatics and computational biology. My long term goal is to be a researcher in Bioinformatics and computational biology."
Dr. Alicia Foxx, PhD
USA PhD Plant Biology from Northwestern University Postdoctoral Researcher, USDA - ARS "I'm a plant ecologists with interests in root interactions and moving into understanding microbial communities that closely associate with plants using bioinformatics and machine learning. I'm also interested in collaborations and research aimed at improv..." Website: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=nlWrL0YAAAAJ&hl=en
Dr. Erin Reichenberger, PhD
USA PhD Biomedical Engineering/Bioinformatics, Drexel University Bioinformatics Engineer Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Adedoyin Adesoye, MSc
Nigeria MSc Cell and Molecular Biology University of Lagos Twitter: '@adedoyinsoye' "I'm new to the Bioinformatics field and I'd like all the help/support I can get. I'm interested in Cancer Genomics"