Today the United States celebrates the 155th anniversary of the emancipation of African American slaves and this year Harvard University has closed to commemorate the event. It is an uncomfortable and painfully obvious fact that the effects of anti-Black racism permeates academic science. It is also evident that this will not change without active efforts from the scientific community. As a member of the scientific community that includes myself.
Dr. Martin White is a Scottish chromosome biologist. Having completed his PhD with Prof. David Leach at The University of Edinburgh, he now works under the supervision of Prof. Nancy Kleckner in Harvard University's Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology. His current research interests focus on the use of quantitative imaging techniques for investigating the mechanisms by which genes are sampled and shuffled prior to transmission from parent to offspring.
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