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350 Spelman Lane
, Box 1131
Atlanta, Georgia 30314
Office Location: Science Center 378
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Dr. Kimberly M. Jackson is an associate professor of biochemistry and director of the new interdisciplinary food studies program at Spelman College. She is also -director of a living and learning community for STEM scholars, an initiative whose goal is to improve access to biomedical research careers for women of color, while addressing a critical national need by cultivating talent for the STEM workforce.
A Fulbright scholar, Dr. Jackson’s varied research efforts focus on the use of novel therapeutic agents for hormone refractory prostate cancer and the role of minority-serving institutions and women of color in diversifying the STEM pipeline. She maintains a strong and solid research program with a host of publications and has secured more than $1 million in funding from multiple agencies to support her research.
Dr. Jackson has held a research fellow position at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, and a visiting faculty appointment at Harvard
Medical School in Boston in the systems biology department. She serves on two
national/international advisory committees: COACh for Women Scientists and Engineers and the American Chemical Society Committee on Minority Affairs.
"Spelman allows me to empower women of color to do dynamic science,” said Dr. Jackson, who has mentored more than 30 students since arriving at Spelman College in 2002 and provided them with research experiences in cancer therapeutics and drug discovery.
Honors & Awards
Women’s International Study Center Residential Scholar, 2016
Fulbright Scholar to Antigua and Barbuda, 2015-2016
Governor’s Teaching Fellow, 2015
UNCF Mellon Summer Faculty Residency Award, 2012
CIEE Ping Fellowship to Italy, 2012
American Association for Cancer Research Minority Serving Institution Faculty Research Award, 2012
Spelman’s Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2012
Spelman’s Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarship, 2007