With more than 70 departments and programs, the Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences has a great many alums from which to select its "20 under 40" each year. Biology, a department within the College, is pleased to announce that one of its alums, Adrian D. Land (Ph.D. ’11, Microbiology), was among this year's recipients of the honor.
This is the fourth year the College has recognized 20 of its exceptional alums under the age of 40. The honor showcases those with IU arts and sciences degrees who have distinguished themselves as leaders in their professions and in their communities.
The list of 2021 "20 under 40" was presented in the fall issue of the College's magazine, which had this to say about Land:
[Land] began his scientific career as a forensic microbiologist with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. In his current role as a senior regulatory affairs manager at Procter & Gamble, Land supports global business operations at the interface of research and development and the external regulatory environment. His early career achievements have garnered recognition in multiple scientific journals, including profiles in American Society for Microbiology Magazine and Science magazine. Land is also passionate about broadening access to STEM careers for students of color. He serves on the Biology Department Advisory Board for Alcorn State University and was recently named among the most “Inspiring Black Scientists in America” by Cell Press.
While at IU, Land worked in the laboratory of Professor Malcolm Winkler and was a James P. Holland Fellow in 2004, among other honors. The summer 2011 issue of the Biology Alumni Newsletter included a nice piece that highlighted some of Land's many accomplishments during his time in our department.