June 2012

Fanning the fire

Because of Byrd’s academic and research achievements, she has been awarded a Gates Millennium Scholarship and a Merck Graduate Science Research Dissertation Fellowship, both through the United Negro College Fund. Last fall, Black Entertainment Television profiled her in its program “An Evening of Stars of Educating our Future.” That honor “validates all the hard work,” Byrd says.


Photo of Kenneth J. MooreKenneth J. Moore (kennethjamesmoore@yahoo.com) is a Washington, D.C.-based freelance writer covering biochemistry, microbiology and food and crop sciences.



See BET’s special video presentation about Angel Byrd from its 2011 An Evening of Stars television event:


See an interview with Angel Byrd following ASBMB’s 2011 Hill Day:


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GO ANGEL GO! I am so proud of you and everything that you have become. Just Awesome! Love you honey! Fellow Tougaloo College Graduate


Way to go Angel Byrd! I am so proud of you and your accomplishments!



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