Ph.D. student Angeline Dukes
Ph.D. student Morgan Coburn
Congratulations to Angeline Duke and Morgan Coburn for winning the 2021 Most Promising Future Faculty Award! The Most Promising Future Faculty Award recognizes graduate students who show great promise through their effectiveness as instructors or teaching assistants.
Angeline Dukes is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior. Her research focuses on assessing the long-term behavioral and cognitive exposure of nicotine and cannabinoids. She served as a teaching assistant, lab instructor, and a tutor and has led many guest lectures. Angeline is one of the co-creators and founders of Black in Neuro, where her goal is to provide black students interested in neuroscience with the mentorship and access to opportunities needed for their continual success. She has also acted as a Competitive Edge Peer Mentor, an NS&F Graduate Research Fellow Program Writing Consultant, and as a Decade Plus Mentor.
Morgan Coburn is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior. Her teaching experience is off the charts, having served in ten different teaching capacities. Her research focuses on the action of microglia, the innate immune cell of the brain, and their role in Alzheimer’s disease. Morgan hopes to find a cure for one of society’s most heartbreaking diseases and she wants to give back and teach full time one day.
Congratulation once again to Angeline Duke and Morgan Coburn for winning the 2021 Most Promising Future Faculty Award!