Rossie Clark-Cotton

Rossie Clark-Cotton is a fifth-year PhD candidate in the Department of Cell Biology at Duke University, where she studies how cells track chemical signals in the laboratory of Dr. Daniel Lew. She is completing her second term as president of the Bouchet Society, an organization of graduate students in STEM fields at Duke. Rossie is a 2017 Burroughs Wellcome Fund Graduate Diversity Enrichment Program awardee and a 2016 recipient of the Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. When she’s away from the lab, Rossie enjoys reading and singing alto in the Duke Chapel Choir.

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