Welcome Dr. Amanda Ruff

Join us in welcoming Dr. Amanda Ruff, PhD, as the newly hired Tennessee State University Program Manager. She joins fellow Program Managers, Kenya Collins (Vanderbilt) and Monica Taylor (Meharry).

While Dr. Ruff is originally from Chicago, she is no stranger to Music City. She completed her undergraduate and graduate studies at TSU, most recently obtaining her PhD in Microbiology and Immunology.

She has previously worked in genetics labs at the University of Chicago and VUMC, as well as being an Associate Scientist at a biotech company focused on developing a universal flu vaccine. Alongside her research experience, she has taught students from kindergarten to undergraduate levels for over a decade.

Dr. Ruff is thrilled to join the MVTCP family and eagerly anticipates supporting the principal investigators in their research pursuits. 

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