Sydella Blatch, Ph.D. is a program director in the Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity (TWD). She manages the Bridges to the Doctorate program, the Graduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (G-RISE), the Diversity Program Consortium’s Sponsored Programs Administration Development (SPAD), and co-manages the Bridges to the Baccalaureate and Maximizing Access to Research Careers programs.
Prior to joining TWD, Blatch worked as a program manager in the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease’s Office of Research Training and Development, as director of professional development for the American Society for Cell Biology, and was an associate professor of biology at Stevenson University.
Blatch earned a B.S. in biological sciences from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Ph.D. in biology from Arizona State University. She conducted postdoctoral studies at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
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