UAB scientists make nationally-recognized list of inspiring black scientists in America

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Michelle Gray, Ph.D. at UAB. Photo via uab.edu

UAB makes headlines once again—are we surprised? Michelle Gray, Ph.D. and Farah Lubin, Ph.D. rank on CrossTalk‘s list of 100 inspiring black scientists in America. 

The List

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Farah Lubin, Ph.D. (left) and Michelle Gray, Ph.D. (right). Photo via uab.edu

The list highlights outstanding scientists while providing encouragement for future generations scientists.

According to the author of the article, Antentor O. Hinton Jr.,

“Our hope is that this resource will have a significant and long-lasting effect on all members of the scientific community and continue to emphasize the need for diversity in the academy.”

The list features 75 established investigators and 25 scientists coined “rising stars.” Check out the full list

The Inspiring Scientists

Here are some deets on these inspiring scientists:

Michelle Gray, Ph.D.

Michelle Gray, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of neurology UAB and works in the Center for Neurodegeneration and Experimental Therapeutics, the Comprehensive Neuroscience Center and Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute.

Gray is also the co-director for the School of Medicine’s Summer in Biomedical Sciences (SIBS) Undergraduate Research Program.

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Michelle Gray, Ph.D., UAB. Photo via uab.edu

Her work focuses on:

  • Pathogenesis of Huntington’s disease with a specific interest in astrocytes
  • Cardiac abnormalities in Huntington’s disease
  • X-linked dystopia Parkinsonism

Farah Lubin, Ph.D.

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Farah Lubin (second from right) with graduate students and lab members at UAB. Photo via uab.edu

Farah Lubin, Ph.D. is an associate professor and director of NINDS-funded Neuroscience Roadmap Scholar Program at UAB and a scientist in the:

Lubin’s work focuses on many things, including:

  • Learning
  • Memory
  • Synaptic plasticity
  • Epigentics
  • Non-coding RNAs gene transcription
  • Epilepsy disorders
  • Neurodevelopment
  • Developmental disabilities

Congrats Dr. Gray and Dr. Lubin on this amazing and exciting accomplishment. We can’t wait to cheer you on in your next accomplishment!