Ann Griffith, PhD, Assistant Professor
Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics
Long School of Medicine
A favorite choice for mentoring by all students, she has mentored an extraordinary number of undergraduates, MS students, PhD students, and postdocs in a short time. In addition to supervising their high caliber work in her own lab, she serves on an amazing array of student Dissertation and QE committees, teaches multiple courses, and managed the undergraduate program for the department for many years. She goes above and beyond to support her students’ scientific efforts beyond her own lab environment. She has enabled most of her students to apply for and receive local and national poster awards, conference travel awards, training fellowship grants(including an incredibly competitive Howard Hughes Gilliam Fellowship), and GSBS leadership opportunities.
Most impressively, though, is that Dr. Griffith has mentored more URM students than almost all the other mentors in the MIMG department combined. She is an outstanding educator of all students, but she has made it a deliberative mission to be an advocate for the less privileged, and all student and faculty members of our department are becoming better educators and better advocates for URM students as a direct result of her engagement.