Carter Clinton

Assistant Curator, PhD Candidate


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Carter Clinton is a doctoral candidate in the CRL and has been named “Graduate Student of the Year” by the Graduate Student Association for the 2017-18 academic year. His research explores and reconstructs the lifestyles and environmental conditions of the New York African Burial Ground, a historic burial site used during the 17th and 18th centuries in lower Manhattan where an estimated 15,000 free and enslaved Africans are buried. Carter has presented his research at several conferences including Sigma Xi, The National Research Honor Society’s Student Research Conference where he received the Top Presenter award (the first in Howard University history). He was also a recipient of their Grant-in-Aid of Research. As a member of Sigma Xi, his research has been featured in their semi-annual journal American Scientist. In addition, Carter was previously awarded the Just-Julian Fellowship and the National Geographic Explorer’s Grant. Carter also holds an Intramural Research Training Fellowship at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the National Human Genome Research Institute- Medical Genetics Branch (NHGRI-MGB) where he performs candidate gene research on Nigerian patients with congenital heart defects. Outside of the lab, Carter tutors in the areas of genetics, biochemistry and biological anthropology while staying engaged in competitive fitness training.


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