Where are our graduates?
Morgan Chemistry Graduates have a variety of successful careers. 65% of chemistry graduates attend graduate or professional school.
Graduate School - PhD
Dr. Melissa Pinard received her Bachelor's of Science from Morgan State University in 2011 and subsequently her Ph.D. from the University of Florida. She currently works as a post-doctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. Her research focuses on the expression, purification, and crystallization of membrane proteins expressed in hypervirulent Klebssiella pneumoniae, which is resistan to most antibiotics. The goal of the project is to identify appropriate drug candidates against these target memberane proteins in the hope of abolishing their activity.
"Morgan State University provided me with a solid academic foundation and was instrumental in steering me towards a career in scientific research. Doing research as an undergrad allowed me to not only think critically but also helped in honing my problem solving skills outside the classroom. In addition doing research at Morgan State opened many doors and allowed me to attend scientific conferences all over the country. This helped in boosting my confidence as a young researcher, and for the first time I was able to discuss my findings on a national platform." --Melissa Pinard
Pharmacy School and Business School
Dr. Nnamdi Ofoegbu graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry. He then worked at Entremed, Inc. as a medicinal chemist for two years. He and his research team earned a patent for the synthesis of substituted pyrazole compounds used in cancer research.
In 2011 Dr. Ofoegbu obtained his MBA at Morgan State and subsequently his Ph.D. at the School of Pharmacy at Maryland. Dr. Ofoegbu is a community pharmacist, currently working for CVS health.
Sabreea Parnell spent her time at Morgan gaining experience that will enable her to accomplish her goal of being a physician. While at Morgan, Sabreea pursued her research interests by working in an Inorganic Chemistry laboratory. She presented her research throughout the country and was honored as an Eminent Scholar at a NOBCChE National Conference as well as winning second place at a Morgan State University symposium. Her research experience at Morgan has led her to explore research options at other institutions in order to have a wide range of experiences.
During her time at Morgan, Sabreea was a student in Boston University's Early Medical School Selection Program which granted her provisional acceptance into medical school during her sophomore year of college. Sabreea is now a third-year medical student at Boston University.