Jabari Elliott

Jabari Elliott

Biochemistry
Inducted in 2017

Jabari Elliott is a candidate for the Ph.D. in biochemistry at Washington University in St. Louis. His research focuses on the discovery and molecular characterization of novel viral immune evasion strategies. He received dual Bachelor of Science degrees in chemistry and biology from Morehouse College, where he was a member of the John Hopps Research Scholars program and recipient of the ARCS Foundation Scholarship. Jabari attributes most of his success to determination as opposed to “intelligence”, and believes every student has the ability to learn. He has been an avid volunteer with the Young Scientist Program (YSP), a student-directed science literacy effort centered on providing hands-on experiences, mentoring, and tutoring to St. Louis high school students. Additionally, Jabari is the current executive chair of Washington University’s Association for Black Biomedical Graduate Students (ABBGS) where he directs outreach events and seminars aimed at highlighting diversity in science. Ultimately, Jabari aspires to work at the intersection of business and science, currently serving as a consultant with the student-consulting group BALSA, while continuing to perform outreach that allows all young persons to explore science.