Black Women In Chem

Alisha Henderson

Alisha D. Henderson, Ph.D.

Hi! My name is Alisha Henderson. I am a proud graduate of “The Real HU,” Hampton University! I am currently a Chemist for the CDC in Atlanta, Georgia. I work in the Emergency Response Branch, developing methods for toxins and drugs of abuse, and responding to public health emergencies. My internships at Stanford University and …

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Devin Swiner

Devin Swiner

Devin J. Swiner currently is a 5th year, PhD candidate working under Dr. Abraham Badu-Tawiah at The Ohio State University. Since graduating from The University of Pittsburgh in 2016 with her B.S. in Chemistry, her current research is focused on developing a new ionization source for mass spectrometry using cellulose materials for applications in clinical …

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Malickah Hicks

Malickah Hicks

I am a ’20 graduate from McGill University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with a specialization in Bio-Organic Chemistry. I have always had a passion for chemistry and want to further my scientific career in one of the following topics: Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, and Natural Products Chemistry. My ideal future is …

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Kristen Gardner

Kristen Gardner

Hi I’m Kristen (she/her), a second year PhD student in the Sarpong Group at UC Berkeley studying new methods to synthesize unique ring systems. I graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 2019 with my BS in Chemistry. At UNC, I was a Chancellor’s Science Scholar (CSS) and did my honors thesis work in Dr. Alexander …

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Anne Ampaw

Anna Ampaw

I am a 4th year PhD student at the University of Ottawa in the Chemistry department. My research focuses on discovering and synthesizing small molecule carbohydrates that will inhibit ice growth during the cryopreservation of biological samples. By decreasing the growth of ice we will decrease the damage that occurs during freezing and thawing, therefore …

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Imari Walker

Imari Walker Karega

Imari is an analytical chemist, environmental engineer, and oceanographer. Her travels have influenced her concern for the future of clean accessible water and our growing islands of plastic pollution in the sea. Imari Walker completed her Bachelors in Marine Science at University of California, Berkeley and is a PhD candidate in Environmental Engineering at Duke …

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Candice Ulmer

Candice Z. Ulmer, Ph.D.

Dr. Candice Z. Ulmer, a native of South Carolina, graduated from the College of Charleston in 2012 with a B. S. in Chemistry and Biochemistry. While at the College of Charleston, Candice investigated the pharmaceutical photodegradation of NSAIDs using ESI-LC-MS/MS under the direction of Dr. Wendy Cory. Dr. Ulmer graduated (May 2016) with a PhD …

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Olivia Geneus

Olivia Geneus

Olivia Geneus, from Boston, MA, is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Physical Chemistry and an Arthur A. Schomburg Fellow at State University of New York, Buffalo. Her doctoral research focuses on utilizing nanotechnology for biological applications. She is working on a nanomedicine theranostic agent that images and targets glioblastoma hypoxic tumors. She holds a dual …

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Samantha Mensah

Samantha Theresa Mensah

#BlackInChem co-founder here Samantha Theresa Mensah checkin’ in! I earned my BS in Chemistry with a minor in nanotechnolgy from the University of Central Florida. I am currently a PhD candidate at UCLA studying materials chemistry. I am passionate about science policy and entrepreneurship!

Dr. Fahima Idiris

Dr. Fahima Idiris

I am currently a Process Chemist working at a CRO in Hertfordshire, England. Prior to transitioning to industry, I completed Postdoctoral studies at UCL in Drug Discovery and Imperial College in Synthetic Organic Chemistry. I obtained my PhD in Chemistry from Queen Mary University of London where I developed my passion for Chemistry and teaching. …

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