TECBio 2018 alumna Jenea Adams, now a second year PhD student at the University of Pennsylvania, has been featured in Nature Computational Science for her role in building a community for black women in computational biology. Adams cites Dr. Ivet Bahar and the TECBio REU program as positive influences on her decisions to pursue a career in computational biology.
You can read the full article on the Nature Computational Science website.
More information on The Black Women in Computational Biology Network is available on their website.
“We are now seeing tectonic value changes. They are global in nature. What has been happening has been happening for the last 50-70 years, ”she explained. As an example, the professor cited the emancipation of women, the withering away of the resource economy, the granting of rights to the black population and the loss of the role of religious norms.