UFRI Fellow, Hardy 2015

HardyTabitha Hardy, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Natural Sciences
Stillman College
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Undergraduate Faculty Research Initiative (UFRI) Fellow
Award year: 2015

Dr. Hardy is a native of Meridian, MS. She is the youngest of ten children and the first in her family to attain a college degree. Throughout her career Dr. Hardy has conducted numerous research projects. Currently, the primary focus of the Hardy Lab is investigating the epigenetic effects of dietary proteins on breast cancer cells. This is done utilizing cells from different ethnic groups in an effort to explore the underlying biological versus socio-economic factors that may contribute to cancer health disparities. Additionally, Dr. Hardy has experience teaching at the K-12, undergraduate and graduate levels. As an Assistant Professor at Stillman College, she brings a strong research component to the institution and provides relevant research experiences to undergraduate students. She believes that early exposure to research and shadowing is imperative to success in STEM field and is committed to teaching and training the next generation of STEM professionals. 

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LINK is sponsored by ASM with support from National Science Foundation grant no. 1241970.