Included on the list of "1,000 Inspiring Black scientists in America" released by Cell Mentor on December 28, 2020, is Lesley Weaver. Weaver is an assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Biology as well as an alumna, earning her B.S. in biology in 2008 and her Ph.D. in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology in 2014.
Other IU Biology alums to make Cell Mentor's list of 1,000 inspiring Black scientists in America are:
- Antiño R. Allen
Allen earned his Ph.D. in evolution, ecology, and behavior in 2010. He is an associate professor of radiation health and assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
- Aisha Burton Okala
Burton Okala, who completed her Ph.D. in microbiology in 2019, is a postdoctoral research fellow in microbiology with the National Institutes of Health.
- Adrian Land
Land is a senior regulatory manager for Procter and Gamble. He earned his Ph.D. in microbiology in 2011.
- Rondy J. Malik
Malik, who completed his M.S. in evolution, ecology, and behavior in 2016, is an NSF postdoctoral research fellow in ecology at Kansas University.
- Delia S. Shelton
Shelton serves as technical lead for Visioglow, NSF Innovation Corps. She earned her Ph.D. in evolution, ecology, and behavior in 2016.
- Delawrence J. Sykes
Sykes, who earned his Ph.D. in evolution, ecology, and behavior in 2017, recently completed an IRACDA postdoctoral research fellow in molecular and integrative physiology at University of Michigan and is now a visiting assistant professor in biology at Pomona College.
Burton Okala, Malik, Shelton, and Sykes are designated as "Rising Stars" on the list.
Cell Mentor is an online resource for researchers maintained by Cell Press, a publisher of open-access research journals on cellular biology.