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There are currently 116 members in The Network.

Jenea I. Adams

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dr. Casey Overby Taylor, Ph.D.

USA Assistant Professor of Medicine and Bioengineering, Johns Hopkins University Post-doc: Informatics, Columbia University

Christine Amuzie

Christine Amuzie

USA Master’s Student Johns Hopkins University Bioinformatics/Metablomics Twitter: @BroaderImpact "Texan. Trekkie. Python nerd interested in alt-ac data science careers."

D'Angela Pritchett-Rowe

D'Angela Pritchett-Rowe

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!"

Ilenna Jones

Ilenna Jones

USA Ph.D. Student/Candidate University of Pennsylvania Neuroscience Twitter: @IlennaJ "I'm interested in working at the intersection of Neuroscience and Machine Learning."

Kaylyn Clark

Kaylyn Clark

USA Ph.D. Student/Candidate University of Pennsylvania Genomics and Computational Biology

Dominique Cantave

Dominique Cantave

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."

Melyssa Minto

Melyssa Minto

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."

Vivian Jackson

Vivian Jackson

USA Undergraduate Student Colombia University Biophysics

Dr. Folami Ideraabdullah, Ph.D.

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.

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."

Simone Webb

Simone Webb

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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."

Shamim Osata

Shamim Osata

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.

Dr. Chipo Mashayamombe-Wolfgarten, Ph.D.

United Kingdom University of Warwick Bioinformatics Clinical Bioinformatician, National Health Service (NHS)

Dr. Denise Okafor, Ph.D.

Dr. Denise Okafor, Ph.D.

USA Assistant Professor, Biochemistry, Pennsylvania State University Twitter: @cdokafor Research interests: Molecular dynamics simulations on proteins

Angela Baltes

Angela Baltes

USA Ph.D. Student/Candidate Rutgers University Biomedical Informatics Researcher, The University of New Mexico

Christal Kyuka

Christal Kyuka

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."

Marisol Dothard

Marisol Dothard

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."

Sarah Nyakeri

Sarah Nyakeri

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.

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."

Rhondene Wint

Rhondene Wint

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."

Marilyn Allen

Marilyn Allen

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

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."

Martha Luka

Martha Luka

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."

Quindel Jones

Quindel Jones

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

Katelin Jackson, MS, MPH

USA Ph.D. Student/Candidate Washington State University Infectious Disease and Immunology/Computational Epidemiology Twitter: @KayJay56

Sam Boudeau

Sam Boudeau

USA Ph.D. Student/Candidate Temple University Cancer Genomics

Lucy Njoki

Lucy Njoki

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"

Alexis Thornton

Alexis Thornton

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."

Jane Njeri

Jane Njeri

Kenya Graduate: Master's Student Pwani University Bioinformatics Twitter: @NjeriAquila "I'm interested in biomarker identification, statistical genomics, python and R programming. A salsa lover and dog enthusiast. If I were a dog, I would be a pit bull."

Michelle Mukonyora

Michelle Mukonyora

South Africa Ph.D. Student/Candidate University of Cape Town Trochology, Bioinformatics Twitter: @nyenyedzibio

Delissa McMillen, M.S., M.B.A.

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.

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.

Dr. Belinda Akpa, Ph.D.

USA Assistant Professor North Carolina State University Computational Systems Physiology Twitter: @emrlab

Dr. Ariangela Kozik, Ph.D.

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.

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)."

Seble Negatu

Seble Negatu

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.

Dr. Vivian Chebii, Ph.D.

Kenya Graduate Fellow and Ph.D. Student Bioinformatics International Livestock Research Institute Twitter: @vivienne_joe "Bioinformatics and Data science"

Gigi Kenneth

Gigi Kenneth

Nigeria Undergraduate University of Port Harcourt Biochemistry Twitter:@gigi_kenneth

Dr. Aida Ouangraoua, Ph.D.

Dr. Aida Ouangraoua, Ph.D.

Canada Assistant Professor University of Sherbrooke Computer Science, Computational Biology

Thais Del Rosario Hernandez

Thais Del Rosario Hernandez

USA Graduate Carleton College Biology, Computer Science

Kimberly Deas

Kimberly Deas

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.

Dr. Phillista Malaki, Ph.D.

Kenya Research Scientist National Museums of Kenya Degree: Conservation Science/Heritage Management, University of Nairobi Twitter: @phillista

Alexis Kelley

Alexis Kelley

USA Undergraduate University of California Merced Applied Mathematics, Computational Biology Twitter: @penguin_chika

Eva Akurut

Eva Akurut

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"

Ritah Nabunje

Ritah Nabunje

Uganda Master's Student Makerere University Bioinformatics Twitter: @RitahNabunje

Joyce Njuguna

Joyce Njuguna

USA Ph.D. Student/Candidate University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Bioinformatics

Wittney Mays, MS

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

Jupiter Marina Kabahita

Uganda Master's Student, Lab Technologist Makerere University Bioinformatics

Dr. LaShanda Williams, Ph.D.

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.

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

Ndeye Marieme Top

Senegal Bioinformatician Institut Pasteur de Dakar Master's Student Cheikh Anta DIop University of Dakar Bioinformatics Twitter: @dna_ddict

Hezel Andahwa

Hezel Andahwa

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.."

Immaculate Nahereza

Immaculate Nahereza

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"

Azza Ahmed

Azza Ahmed

Netherlands Ph.D. Student/Candidate University of Groningen Statistics Twitter: @azzaea_

Dr. Meg Pirrung, Ph.D.

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."

Elana Pyfrom

Elana Pyfrom

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."

Khadija Wilson

Khadija Wilson

USA PhD Student/Candidate Neuropharmacology University of Pennsylvania Twitter: @KhadijaDeniece

Markia Smith

Markia Smith

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.

Dr. Sparkle Russell-Puleri, Ph.D.

USA PhD: The City College of New York, Machine Learning in Healthcare

Dr. Shelina Ramnarine, Ph.D.

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.

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.

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."

Candace Clark

Candace Clark

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."

Georgiana Wright

Georgiana Wright

USA Undergraduate Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University Computer Science Twitter: @georgie_gif

Aneth David, MS

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

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.

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."

Taylor Williams

Taylor Williams

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."

Maryam Hassan

Maryam Hassan

Master's Student UWC Bioinformatics Twitter: @Miimssssss

Marvelous Chikerema

Marvelous Chikerema

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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."

Violet Kimble

Violet Kimble

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

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.

Dr. Emily Jepyegon Chemoiwa, Ph.D.

Kenya University of Eldoret Animal Ecology

Monsurat	Olaosebikan, MS

Monsurat Olaosebikan, MS

USA Ph.D. Student/Candidate Tuts University Computer Science

Blessing Kolawole

Blessing Kolawole

USA Ph.D. Student Candidate Tufts University Computer Science

Dr. Stephanie Fotsing, Ph.D., MSc

Dr. Stephanie Fotsing, Ph.D., MSc

USA Postdoctoral Research Fellow La Jolla Institute for Immunology California, San Diego 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..."

Tafadzwa	Machipisa

Tafadzwa Machipisa

Canada Ph.D. Student/Candidate University of Cape Town / McMaster University Medicine ( Genetic epidemiology, statistical genetics and bioinformatics)

Paula Littlejohn, MHS

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.

Dr. Bridget Bannerman, Ph.D.

United Kingdom Researcher University of Cambridge PhD: University of Cambridge, Systems Bioinformatics, Drug Discovery

Thayana Tavares, MS

Thayana Tavares, MS

Brazil Researcher, Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCar) Machine Learning

Kemi Thomas

Kemi Thomas

USA Software Engineer Graduate, University of Florida, Software Engineering Twitter: @keminaturally

Olivia Hudson

Olivia Hudson

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

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

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

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."

Oluwaranti Oni

Oluwaranti Oni

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

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]."

Brea Hampton

Brea Hampton

USA Graduate: Ph.D. Student/Candidate, Quantitative Genetics University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Twitter: '@bkhamp'

Dr. Radia Johnson, Ph.D.

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]."

Gabrielle Dotson

Gabrielle Dotson

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.

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.

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

Fathia Idiris, MS.c

Germany Graduate: Ph.D. Student/Candidate, Computational Biophysics Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Ti'ara Griffen

Ti'ara Griffen

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"

Kalen Clifton

Kalen Clifton

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

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

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.

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."

Lindsay Hopson

Lindsay Hopson

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.

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."

Kalisse Horne

Kalisse Horne

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"

Naila Adam

Naila Adam

Canada Graduate: Ph.D. Student/Candidate Genome Science and Technology/Single Cell Genomics University of British Columbia

Ruth Nanjala

Ruth Nanjala

Kenya Graduate: Master's Student Bioinformatics, Pwani University Twitter: @Ruthnanje

Amanda Bell, MS

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."

Beulah Agyemang-Barimah

Beulah Agyemang-Barimah

USA Graduate: Ph.D. Student/Candidate, Computational Biology Cornell University, New York

Hanna Abe

Hanna Abe

USA Graduate: Ph.D. Student/Candidate Human Genetics, Vanderbilt University

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