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Feb 24 2022

The Black Scholar Speaker Series – Dr. Angeline Dukes (Special Session)

Being #BlackInNeuro: Building a Community

February 24, 2022

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Being #BlackInNeuro: Building A Community

In this interactive conversation, Dr. Dukes and the audience will discuss supporting, mentoring, and advocating for historically excluded people. She will share her experiences in founding Black In Neuro, the success and obstacles faced by the organizing team of trainees, and the necessity of these communities in all fields. She will also share advice on finding and cultivating your own supportive community, regardless of your career stage.


Dr. Jessica Shaw

Date posted

Feb 9, 2022

Date updated

Jun 28, 2022


Dr. Angeline Dukes | PhD

Angeline Dukes is the daughter of Haitian and Trinidadian immigrants and a first-generation college graduate. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Biology from the Historically Black College/University(HBCU), Fisk University, in 2017. She completed her final year as PhD candidate in the lab of Dr. Christie Fowler at the University of California, Irvine. As an addiction neuroscientist, her research seeks to assess the long-term effects of adolescent nicotine and cannabinoid exposure. Aside from research, she is passionate about the support and mentorship of underrepresented people in the sciences. As such, Angeline is the Founder and President of Black In Neuro. Black In Neuro is an international grassroots organization dedicated to amplifying, providing resources to, and cultivating a supportive community for Black scholars in neuroscience-related fields. (Dissertation Defended: June 2022)