Faculty News: Two African American Scholars Taking on New Roles

Tyrone Porter was promoted to associate professor of mechancial engineering and biomedical engineering at Boston University. He also was awarded tenure. His research is focused on drug delivery through microscopic carriers for cancer patients.

Dr. Porter is a graduate of Prairie View A&M University. He holds a Ph.D. in bioengineering from the University of Washington.

This fall Myra Sabir will assume a tenure-track faculty position in the department of human development at Binghamton University, part of the State University of New York system. She has been serving as assistant dean in the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell University.

Dr. Sabir holds a master’s degree from Emory University and a Ph.D. from Cornell University.

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