Ninecia Scott

Ninecia Scott

Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis
Inducted in 2018

Ninecia Scott is a fourth year doctoral candidate at Washington University in St. Louis in the Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis program. Her research focuses on determining the role neutrophils play during Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection and defining important neutrophil-derived mediators of infection. Over the course of her graduate student career, Ninecia has been selected as an Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) scholar and Honorable Mention for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship program. Ninecia received her Bachelor of Science dual degrees in Pharmaceutical Science and Biology from North Carolina Central University. As an undergraduate, she was a Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise scholar, Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) scholar and Amgen scholar. She also received the GlaxoSmithKline Women in Science Award and Eagle in Flight Leadership Award. Her undergraduate research was published in Nature. Ninecia serves as the president of the Association of Black Biomedical Graduate Students and a student representative on the Student Advisory Board, Graduate Student Senate and Diversity and Inclusion Student Council to create a more inclusive and diverse community for current and future graduate students. Ninecia’s career goals are to become a principal investigator at a Research I institution or Historically Black College and University with a research program focusing on how host-microbe interactions that contribute to infectious disease.