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    REU Alum Wins Journal's First Rising Black Scientist Award

    March 01, 2021

    SysBioREU Alum Olufolakemi “Fola” Olusanya is the winner of the journal Cell's first Rising Black Scientist Award for an undergraduate scholar. For this award, the journal asked emerging Black scientists to tell them about the experiences that sparked their journey in the life sciences. This is Fola's story: "Still we Rise."

    A fourth year at Howard University, Fola will earn her B.S. Microbiological sciences and immunology this Spring.  Her REU project was "Genome-scale Metabolic Modeling Allows for greater Understanding of Gene Function in Cryptosporidium parvum" with advisor Maureen Carey, PhD.