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Retirement of Dr. Franklin Ampy

Franklin Ampy

Dr. Franklin Ampy will retire after 40+ years as a professor in the Department of Biology

Franklin R. Ampy graduated with a PhD from Oregon University in 1962 prior to his arrival in the Department of Biology. Since that time, Dr. Ampy has dedicated his career to the Department advancement, serving as Chairman several times, and engaging in research and education activities for both undergraduate and graduate students. 

Two publications by the Jackson Laboratory

Fatimah Jackson

Congratulations to Carter Clinton, biology doctoral candidate in the Cobb Research Laboratory who has just published in Scientific Reports! The Department is ecstatic for Dr. Jackson and her star student! This work raises the bar and demonstrates what our graduate students are capable of! Excellence! 

Clinton, C.K., Duncan, C.M., Shaw, R.K. et al. Identification of trace metals and potential anthropogenic influences on the historic New York African Burial Ground population: A pXRF technology approach. Sci Rep 9, 18976 (2019) doi:10.1038/s41598-019-55125-7

Congratulations on the publication of the article by the team led by Dr. Fatimah Jackson article: Including Vulnerable Populations in the Assessment of Data from Vulnerable Populations, by Latifa F. Jackson, Caitlin Kuhlman, Fatimah L.C. Jackson, Keolu Fox, published in Frontiers in Big Data, section Data Mining and Management.

Retirement of Dr. William Gordon

Dr. Gordon has served the Department of Biology as Master Instructor teaching the unequivocally important BIOL 101/102 courses. His direction has helped funnel through thousands upon thousands of students over his multiple decades, preparing them for taking advanced upper-level courses and transitioning into their future career aims.

Featured Article

Howard University Students win Wildcard Prize at the 2019 DC Public Health Case Challenge

On Friday, October 18, 2019, a team of 6 Howard University undergraduate and medical students participated in and won the Wildcard Prize at the 2019 DC Public Health Case Challenge. The team was represented by HU students across multiple disciplines of the University, and included 2 Biology majors: Senior Michaella Moore and Junior Kailande Cassamajor. Other members of the team included: Regan Burgess (MD candidate), Alannah Mack (MD/MBA candidate), Adaeze Okoroajuzie (Nursing major), and Naomi Rankin (Mathematics major). The faculty advisor for the team is Dr. Read the Article