Simone Douglas-Green, PhD
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Simone Douglas-Green received her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Miami in 2015, and her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the join program at Georgia Tech and Emory University in 2020. During graduate school, she was awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, and Herbert P. Haley Fellowship. Simone is the co-founder and former president of Biomedical Engineering Alliance for Minorities (BEAM), a Georgia Tech student organization, that aims to create a support system for graduate students of color to help improve retention, develop community and network, and highlight the value of racial and ethnic diversity in the BME department. She was named a GT Diversity and Inclusion Fellow in 2019 where her project focused on expanding BEAM to the undergraduate level. As a student leader and advocate, Simone found her voice; and is now developing her personal brand as “Dr. Black Boots” to share her scientific research, advocate for diversity in STEM, and amplify the voices of marginalized populations in medicine. She is currently a Postdoctoral Associate at MIT in Dr. Paula Hammond’s lab and was recently awarded a 2021 NASEM Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. Simone’s postdoctoral research focuses on designing charged cartilage-targeting nanocarriers to treat osteoarthritis. She has an interest in studying protein adsorption on nanocarriers (i.e.: protein corona or bio-nano interface) to leverage and manipulate the physiochemical properties of nanocarriers for optimal therapeutic potential.