Mahalo Collaborators Visit CRL
Dr. Miguel Vilar, director of the Genographic Project (National Geographic Society) and Dr. Keolu Fox, recent Ph.D. in molecular genetics and well-known indigenous peoples advocate flank Dr. Fatimah Jackson during a recent visit to the Cobb Research Laboratory facilities in the Howard University Interdisciplinary Research Building. Dr. Vilar is collaborating with the Cobb Research Laboratory on DNA Collection of diverse African peoples in hopes of creating two databases of continental African and African Diasporic peoples.
DNA Day with the CRL
Thank you to all of those who volunteered to be apart of our new Genetic Databases!
We have been working on all 464 samples over the summer. We am happy to report that all of the data from your surveys have been coded and the Genomic studies (human and microbial) are underway. In September we will initiate some targeted sampling to fill in the gaps in our current collection. The goal is to develop two robust DNA databases, one for continental Africans and a second for African descended peoples of the African Diasporas.
CRL Writers' Collective
The goal of the Writers’ Collective is to provide a supportive, interactive and interdisciplinary environment to support the creative writing of scholars associated with the Cobb Research Laboratory. It is the writing mission of the collective to provide scientifically valid, historically credible, and interesting books and materials to educate young children. Through storytelling, the Writers’ Collective will help elucidate the untold hardships and triumphs of enslaved and free Africans and African Americans in 17th and 18th century colonial New York and 19th and 20th century historic Washington, DC.
On April 14th, Dr. Fatimah L.C. Jackson, (pictured at left) , Profes-sor of Biology and Director of the W. Montague Cobb Research Labor-atory was named Researcher of the Year for 2017 by HU-ADVANCE-IT at the ...
Skeletons from the New York African Burial Ground are being breathed to life through children’s books, coming from the W. Montague Cobb Research Lab and accompanying students. The "Backbones to Life" series, a collection of books designed for ...
We are making a sincere effort to transform the CRL into an informal STEM Learning Resource Center. The rationale for this effort and our current capabilities are outlined in this article.