Margaret Black

Pullman, WA, US
Field of Work 
Biotechnology
 
Biomedicine
Company 
Washington State University
Job Title or "Student" 
Professor
Education 
School of Molecular Biosciences, College of Veterinary Medicine
Degree 
Microbiology
Education Level 
PhD
Profile Biography 
Margaret Black is a biomedical research scientist and educator. Her research employs molecular evolution of genes as a means to enhance biochemical reactions, specifically of enzymes used for cancer gene therapy. Several human clinical trials for cancer use novel enzymes developed in her lab. She holds a PhD in Microbiology and has been a professor at Washington State University since 1998. Prior to that time she worked as a senior scientist and group leader in protein engineering at a small biotechnology company in the Seattle area. She currently runs an active research lab and in her spare time enjoys dog mushing with her 18 Siberian Huskies.
Interests 
Working outdoors, Pets, Reading, Travel, Sports
Race & Ethnicity 
White
Level of Participation 
After-school visit, Field trip participation, In-school visit, Online role model, Summer camp visit
Availability 
No Preference
Resources 
Career exploration activities, Identifying other role models
Program Affiliation 
None

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