L’Oreal USA recently announced the recipients of its For Women in Science (FWIS) Fellowship program, which grants awards annually to five female postdoctoral scientists to support their research endeavors. This year marks L’Oréal USA’s 20th anniversary of helping to advance women in STEM fields through its FWIS program, which has provided more than $5 million in grants to support the work of innovative women scientists. One of the five winners this year is an African American.
Bria Macklin’s research in data science and biotechnology at the Gladstone Institutes in San Francisco focuses on how to improve current gene editing strategies for genetic diseases that affect motor neurons. Successful gene therapies have the potential to change lives, and many genetic diseases are currently uncurable. Her research has the potential to generate new cures.
Dr. Macklin is a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University, where she majored in bioengineering. She holds a Ph.D. in chemical and biomolecular engineering from Johns Hopkins University.