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Sabriya Rosemond, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Practice in Biological Sciences
Director of the Learning Assistant Program

A native of a Philadelphia suburb, Sabriya Rosemond earned her bachelor's of science from Hampton University in biology with a concentration in cell and molecular biology in 2008. She then went on to earn a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in Molecular and Cell Biology in Susan Marqusee, MD Ph.D.'s lab. During her graduate career, Sabriya focused on protein folding, specifically aiming to understand the structural and thermodynamic underpinnings of cooperatively in modular proteins, and pursued opportunities to grow as an instructor and to increase equity and inclusion in science. Since completing her Ph.D., Sabriya has focused on creating more inclusive spaces in science in a variety of roles including as a program manager, instructor, and researcher. At the core of all of these roles, Sabriya is driven and guided by a desire to create and support others to create equitable and inclusive spaces that provide explicit and expansive definitions of what it means to be "good" at science, while allowing students to reshape their relationship with science such that they are able too see themselves in the definition. She is also interested in supporting students to develop the fluent and flexible scientific communication practices to support student understanding but also as a necessary transferable life skill. Sabriya looks forward to working with others at Vanderbilt to continue this work.