Dr. Shana Stoddard, assistant professor of chemistry, presented a workshop and participated on a panel discussion at the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers Conference held Nov. 18-21 in St. Louis, MO. The conference theme was “Gateway to Excellence.”
Stoddard served as a panelist for the “Overcoming Barriers to Success in STEM” student development session, and she conducted a workshop titled “Mentoring Matters!” Participants included undergraduate and graduate students as well as early career professionals. During the workshop, Stoddard walked participants through completing a mentoring map which she has developed and copyrighted.
A majority of Stoddard’s research at Rhodes is focused on improving patient outcomes with autoimmune disorders, in particular idiopathic membranous nephritis. Her Molecular Immunotherapeutics Research lab is made up of a diverse group of students using a combination of computational chemistry, biochemistry, and cell-based assays.