Scholars 2016 – 2017

Kayla Jackson

Kayla Jackson is an aspiring physician-scientist from Los Angeles, California.  She is currently a senior at Spelman College where she is working towards a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. Kayla is a member of the Ethel Waddell Githii Honors Program, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Alpha Lambda Delta, Pi Mu Epsilon, and Phi Beta Kappa. […]

Kelsey Gallant

Kelsey Gallant is a highly motivated junior Biology major at Spelman College. Her participation in biomedical research began as a rising-senior at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics through the laboratory of Gerard Blobe, M.D./Ph.D. at Duke University where she studied TGF-beta signaling and pancreatic stellate cell activation in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Kelsey […]

Chelesa Fearce

Chelesa Fearce is a senior, biochemistry major Spelman College. She is currently a Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement Scholar (RISE). Her research at Spelman is focused on understanding the formation of complex biomolecules from simple compounds under abiotic conditions. In the summer of 2015 she conducted research at the University of Cincinnati under the mentorship […]

Salima Clark

Salima Clark is a junior Psychology major at Spelman College who began working at Spelman in Dr. Nayena Blankson’s Cognitive and Temperament Lab in May of 2015. During her time in the lab, Salima has worked on the School Readiness Project which focuses on investigating the cognitive ability of a socioeconomically diverse sample of African-American […]

Ariel Blakey

Ariel O. Blakey is a sophomore, Psychology major, Spanish and Public Policy double minor at Spelman College in Atlanta, GA. Ariel has conducted research at Emory University on serotonin transporter associations with suicide attempts in women and at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia on clinical trial enrollment. Currently, she is working under the mentorship of […]

Janae Best

NAME: Janae Best YEAR OF STUDY: Senior MAJOR(S): Psychology MENTOR(S): Dr. Teaniese Davis DEPARTMENT(S): Research Department at Kaiser Permanente SOURCE(S) OF TRAINING SUPPORT: CITI Training HONORS: 2017 Spelman College Dean’s List 2017 Psi Chi National Honors Society in Psychology 2016-2015 Spelman College Dean’s List 2016 National Society of Collegiate Scholars 2015 Alpha Lambda Delta National First Year […]


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