Dr. Angela Pollard is formally trained in microbiology, molecular biology, bacterial pathogenesis, and host-pathogen interactions. As a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she was chosen to participate in the Burroughs Wellcome Fund/Sigma Xi Grantsmanship Workshop and was awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein Institutional National Research Service Award. She then gained experience in drug development at a start-up biotechnology company in Raleigh, North Carolina. Starting as a Senior Scientist, she was promoted to Director of Research within four years. While working at the start-up company, she secured private foundation and federal funds totaling approximately $8 million to support multiple research programs. Dr. Pollard has served on study sections for the NIH and EPA. When she is not searching for new funding opportunities, she “relaxes” by spending time with her two toddlers.
Education: B.S. in Biological Sciences from Illinois State University; Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Illinois State University