Victor Owoseni

Jan 2016 - Current

Mr. Adetomiwa Victor Owoseni (aowoseni6261@gmail.com) is currently a senior undergraduate student at Howard University. As a Biology major and English minor, his career goals lie in practicing medicine while bridging those two subjects to educate and inform the non-scientific public of relevant scientific developments. He has participated as a Summer Undergraduate Research Program fellow at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, investigating the role specific epigenetic enzymes play in myeloid malignancy development, and has worked with the Genomics Education Partnership to annotate the Drosophila elegans 4th “dot” chromosome. For his work in the Cobb Research Lab, he has recently been named a Louis Stokes Alliance Minority Participation scholar. In addition to scientific ventures, Adetomiwa also pursues his writing interest heavily, participating in multiple creative writing workshops, acting as the head blog content creator for Abundant Life Christian Center Winners House, and publishing his first short story entitled “An Unspoken Exchange” at Jellyfish Review literary journal. Adetomiwa currently co-leads the Cobb Writing Collective, which weaves the scientific details of skeletal material from the Cobb Collection and New York African Burial Ground with historical accuracies from the appropriate time periods to create fictionalized and feasible stories portraying the lives of African-Americans. Adetomiwa believes that educating the African-American community, especially children, about their history will help produce more capable, self-aware leaders for tomorrow.

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