Dr. Shaneice Mitchell is a T32 postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University studying clonal hematopoiesis and its effects on aging diseases, such as cardiovascular disease. Originally from the small town of Colerain, NC, she received her BS in biochemistry from North Carolina State University in 2013, during which she took on various research opportunities in environmental toxicology and molecular biology. She subsequently received a Ph. D. in Biomedical Sciences at The Ohio State University in 2019 where she developed preclinical therapies for acute myeloid leukemia by targeting tumor metabolic processes. Now she is applying her formal training in hematology to work to determine how clonally expanded blood cells impact the risk of cardiovascular diseases in the elderly population, with the hopes of developing therapies to improve outcomes of those individuals.
Dr. Mitchell also passionate about the mentorship and fostering the development of Black academics and scientist. She has formally trained BIPOC students in the research laboratory as well as given workshops for scientific writing and career opportunities in the biomedical research space. She was also the former president of Black Graduate and Professional Student Caucus (BGPSC) at OSU where she was responsible for creating programing that focused on professional and mental development of black graduate students on campus. She would like to continue this work in the academy to increase the presence of minority scientist in the biomedical space.