Science publication recognizes 1,000 inspiring Black scientists

February 2, 2021  //  FOUND IN: Our Employees

Cell Mentor, an online resource for researchers, recently published a list of “1,000 inspiring Black scientists in America.”

The site states: “This post is for the present, but it is also a foundation of the future. This is for our brothers and sisters that believed that they were alone in the struggle or did not know that there were others like them. For the Black scientists whose quirkiness was ridiculed not accepted. We hope that this post enables the next generation to fulfill their need to change the world. Know you are the champions of change, know that you are the gladiators of purpose, grow in confidence, and do not wane.”

Notably, several scientists from Michigan Medicine and/or U-M were featured. They include:

A. Oveta Fuller, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology, U-M Medical School

Billy Joe Evans, Ph.D.

Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, U-M

Delbert André Green, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, U-M

Dorceta E. Taylor, Ph.D.

James E. Crowfoot Collegiate Professor of Environmental Justice and Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, School of Environment and Sustainability (SEAS), U-M

George H. Jones, Ph.D.

Emeritus Goodrich C. White Professor of Biology, Emory University and Former Professor and Chair of Cellular and Molecular Biology, Former Professor and Chair of Space and Facilities, Former Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, U-M

John M. Carethers, M.D.

Professor and Chair Department of Internal Medicine, Professor of Human Genetics, U-M Medical School

Juanita L. Merchant, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Medicine and Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Arizona Cancer Center; and Professor Emerita, Internal Medicine, and Professor Emerita, Molecular & Integrative Physiology, U-M

Kevin Jones, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, U-M Medical School

Lola Eniola-Adefeso, Ph.D.

Professor, University Diversity, and Social Transformation Professor of Chemical Engineering, Miller Faculty Scholar, and Vice Chair for Graduate Education, U-M

Nyeema Harris, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, U-M

Odest Chadwicke, Ph.D.

Professor of Computer Science, U-M

Trachette Jackson, Ph.D.

Professor of Mathematics, U-M; Former President, National Society of Black Physicists; and Co-founder, Mathematical Biology Research Group, U-M

Ariangela J. Kozik, Ph.D.

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Postdoctoral Fellow, U-M

Chelsey Spriggs, Ph.D.

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Postdoctoral Fellow and Postdoctoral Researcher, U-M Medical School

Crystal Green, Ph.D.

Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences, U-M

David Kwabi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, U-M

Delawrence J. Sykes, Ph.D.

IRACDA Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Molecular & Integrative Physiology, U-M

Isola Brown, Ph.D.

Associate Director – MS Program, Molecular & Integrative Physiology, and Lecturer, Molecular & Integrative Physiology, U-M

Jonathan D. Morrow, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, U-M

Korie Grayson, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher, U-M

Ramiah Jacks, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, U-M

Regan F. Patterson, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, U-M

Sonya Wolf-Fortune, Ph.D.

Research Fellow, U-M

To view the full list, click click here.