Duke Scientists Make Cell Mentor's 1,000 Inspiring Black Scientists List

Joab Odera
1000 inspiring Black scientists
Top row, left to right: Sherilynn Black, PhD, Carlene Moore, PhD, Joab Odera, PhD, and Samira Musah, PhD.
Bottom row, left to right: Letitia Jones, PhD, Kafui Dzirasa, PhD, Johnna Frierson, PhD, and Elizabeth Ramsey, PhD.

Thirteen Duke scientists, including eight members of the Duke University School of Medicine, appeared in a new list of 1,000 inspiring Black scientists in the United States. Cell Mentor, a blog and online resource for researchers, composed the list to showcase the contributions Black scientists make to the scientific community.

Duke scientists on the list included faculty and postdoctoral associates from across the School of Medicine and University, with a variety of research interests, including the molecular mechanisms behind lung cancer disparities, the development of new vaccine candidates for HIV, and examinations of how changes in the brain lead to neurological and psychiatric illnesses.  READ FULL STORY

Among the 13 is Joab Odera, PhD, a postdoctoral researcher in the Patierno/Freedman/George Lab of the Duke Cancer Institute who is conducting research to study the molecular mechanisms underlying lung cancer disparities.