Dr. Kamilah Grant named among Cell Mentor’s “1,000 Inspiring Black Scientists in America”

Dr. Kamilah Grant, assistant professor of animal science and chair of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, School of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, was recently recognized as a top scientist in the nation by Cell Mentor, a web-based organization that provides support and resources for emerging scientists and early-career researchers.

“I am honored and truly humbled by the recognition from my peers,” said Grant upon receiving news of her selection. 

With an extensive background in research and scientific teaching, she is proud to have been acknowledged for her achievements throughout her career.

“This has further inspired me to continue on the path of cultivating the next generation of scholars and potential professionals in STEM, especially in the areas of animal science and biotechnology,” she said.

Today, Grant is widely published, possessing strong research interests in the dissemination of the molecular mechanisms of micro RNAs as a potential marker of fertility in male livestock species, hormonal effects on pregnancy sustainability in livestock, and identifying non-toxic chemical means of sterility as a control and eradication nuisance species.

In addition to research projects supported by federal and state funding, she has mentored hundreds of students at the Ph.D., graduate, and undergraduate levels. Her advice to developing scholars is to “apply yourself, find your purpose, and always be grounded in who you are.”

For more information, visit www.cell.com. To view the complete list of scientists, click https://crosstalk.cell.com/blog/1000-inspiring-black-scientists-in-america.