Dr. Joyonna Gamble-George serves as a high profile role model for young girls and women through the AAAS IF/THEN® Ambassadors program to inspire the next generation of female STEM pioneers. She is the co-founder of SciX, a biotech Internet of Things software applications and device development company searching for data science-based methods to combat brain disorders and other health issues. As an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow, she served as an expert science advisor at the National Institutes of Health for scientists that conduct implementation science research on chronic diseases and mental health in vulnerable populations. As a scientist, she has studied how emotions, learning, and memory work in the brain using animal models, potential drug therapies for cancer, Alzheimer's disease, and affective disorder pathology, and the neurobiological consequences of drug addiction during HIV-1 infection. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Biology with Honors in Mathematics from Xavier University of Louisiana, a Master of Health Administration from the University of South Florida College of Public Health, and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Vanderbilt University.
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