Shana Stoddard Recognized by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Shana Stoddard is an associate professor of chemistry, the founding director of the STEM Cohort Mentoring Program, and in 2021 was the inaugural director for student mentoring at Rhodes College in Memphis. She will receive the Ruth Kirschstein Diversity in Science Award from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The award honors an outstanding scientist who has shown a sustained commitment to breaking down local and/or systemic barriers against scientists and students from historically marginalized or excluded groups.

Dr. Stoddard’s lab, which hosts about 10 undergraduates each year, does protein structure modeling and analysis, structural biology, and drug design. She joined Rhodes College in 2015 as a William Randolph Hearst Teaching fellow before taking an assistant professor position two years later.

Dr. Stoddard is a graduate of Prairie View A&M University in Texas, where she majored in chemistry. She holds a master’s degree in education from Freed–Hardeman University in Henderson, Tennessee, and a Ph.D. in chemistry and biochemistry from the University of Mississippi.

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