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Latanya Hammonds-Odie is a Professor at Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC). She held faculty positions at Spelman College and Dillard University before joining the faculty at GGC. She earned her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She also earned an M.S. in Educational Research from Georgia State University in 2018. While on the faculty at Spelman, she served in several roles including as Associate Director of the Atlanta University Center-wide MARC USTAR Program. Her research over the past 27 years has encompassed cellular physiology, developmental biology, toxicology, and science education.
She has been an active member of the American Society for Cell (MAC) and currently serves as co-chair of the Minorities Affairs Committee. She is part of the leadership team for two professional career development programs for postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty members; the Faculty Research and Education Development (FRED) Program (https://www.ascb.org/career-development/grant-writing-training-fred/) and the Baylor College of Medicine All of Us Evening with Genetics Program (https://www.bcm.edu/allofuseveningswithgenetics). She is also a member of the leadership team aligning the evaluation and reward structure for faculty at GGC to increase the sense of belonging of students (supported by the HHMI Inclusive Excellence 3 Initiative; https://www.hhmi.org/science-education/programs/inclusive-excellence-3).
“Grant Writing Mentors and Mentees Gather in California,” Latanya Hammonds-Odie, ASCB Post, September 2, 2022.
“Beyond Ticking Boxes: Holistic Assessment of Travel Award Programs is Essential for Inclusivity,” Candice Etson, Kirsten Block, Michael Burton, Ashanti Edwards, Sonia Flores, Catherine Fry, Ashley Guillory, Susan Ingram, Richard McGee, Deborah Neely-Fisher, Stephanie Paxson, Laura Phelan, Clara Primus, Kirsta Suggs, Leticia Vega, Elizabeth Vuong, Latanya Hammonds-Odie, Michael Leibowitz, MariaElena Zavala, J. Luis Lujan, Marina Ramirez-Alvarado, and Veronica Segarra, The Biophysicist, 3(1): 64-70, 2022. https://doi.org/10.35459/tbp.2021.000195
“Using immunocytochemistry and fluorescence microscopy imaging to explore the mechanism of action of anti-cancer drugs on the cell cycle,” Allison D’Costa, David Barnes, Alessandra Barrera, Jennifer Hurst-Kennedy, and Latanya Hammonds-Odie, CourseSource, 7: 1-10, 2020. https://doi.org/10.24918/cs.2020.12
“Scientific Societies Fostering Inclusive Scientific Environments through Travel Awards: Current Practices and Recommendations,” Verónica A. Segarra, Leticia R. Vega, Clara Primus, Candice Etson, Ashley N. Guillory, Ashanti Edwards, Sonia C. Flores, Catherine Fry, Susan L. Ingram, Mark Lawson, Richard McGee, Stephanie Paxson, Laura Phelan, Kirsta Suggs, Elizabeth Vuong, Latanya Hammonds-Odie, Michael J. Leibowitz, MariaElena Zavala, J. Luis Lujan, and Marina Ramirez-Alvarado, CBE-Life Sciences Education, 19:es3, 1–10, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1187/cbe.19-11-0262
“Scientific societies advancing STEM workforce diversity: Lessons and Outcomes from the Minorities Affairs Committee of the American Society for Cell Biology,” Verónica A. Segarra, Sydella Blatch, Michael Boyce, Franklin Carrero-Martinez, Renato J. Aguilera, Michael J. Leibowitz, MariaElena Zavala, Latanya Hammonds-Odie, Ashanti Edwards, Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education, 21 (1): 1-7, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1128/jmbe.v21i1.1941
“Formation of the inclusive Environments and Metrics in Biology Education and Research (iEMBER) Network: Building a Culture of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion,” Rachel Tennial, Erin Solomon, Latanya Hammonds-Odie, Gary McDowell, Michael Edward Moore, Alberto Roca, and Jana Marcette, CBE-Life Sciences Education, 18 (1): 1-8, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1187/cbe.18-03-0042