Mr. Christopher Cross is a Translational Genomics Ph.D. candidate in Howard University’s College of Medicine. He received his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2009, and his M.S. in Neuroscience in the Department of Anatomy at Howard University in May 2014. Since 2007, he has received training from the National University of Ireland Galway, Emory Healthcare, Harvard University, NIH, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and the University of Toronto, Canada.
Christopher brings to his role at oSTEM considerable leadership and fundraising experience as well as an extensive professional network cultivated via several pivotal opportunities including: Associate Curator for the W. Montague Cobb Research Laboratory; Science Fellow in the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee of Science, Space, and Technology for the 113th Congress; being named PBS Newshour’s STEM Superstar of 2015; Howard University 2015-2016 Graduate Trustee; Sigma Xi inductee; and lifetime member of the Bouchet Yale Graduate Honor Society. He is particularly proud of having established The Lavender Fund, the nation’s first official fundraiser for LGBT students at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).