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Dr. Bruce A. Jackson

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Research Professor, Biomedical En...

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University of Massachusetts Lowell
One University Avenue
Lowell , Massachusetts 01854
United States

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  • Founder
    African-American DNA Roots Project
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Sorenson Genomics DNA Genotyping and Sequencing, 21 Oct 2005 [cached]
"It is not possible to link anybody in this hemisphere to any ethnic group in Africa at this time," said Bruce Jackson, a geneticist at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.
Black Boston Event Listings | African American Art | Entertainment | Nightclubs, 1 Jan 2012 [cached]
Dr. Bruce Jackson founder African-American Roots Project Checked out Dr. Bruce Jackson, founder of the African-American Roots Project who specializes in tracing an African American's ancestry with DNA . view details
Portsmouth Herald Local News: DNA in anthropology criminology is talk topic, 15 Feb 2004 [cached]
Dr. Bruce Jackson, a molecular biologist at Boston University School of Medicine, will lead an interactive discussion defining DNA and how it is used to trace ancestry.
Dr. Jackson, the founder and director of the African-American Roots Project, is utilizing DNA testing on the remains found in October at the Portsmouth burial site.A total of eight coffins were exhumed when the grave site was discovered during a public works project.
Dr. Jackson said the remains, teeth and bones, are still being analyzed, and it may be March before science can help determine the geographical origins of the people who were buried.He hopes his talk will explain the mysteries of DNA to those interested.
"Most people don't know what exactly DNA is.We'll have a fun, interactive talk, and we'll involve the audience in making a DNA model and explain how we use it to identify people in criminology or anthropology," he said.
While he has also collected DNA samples from living people who may be descendants of those found in the graves, Dr. Jackson said the likelihood of tracing the remains to a living descendant is remote.
"The chances that the remains can be identified as their great-great-grandparent is very, very slim," he said.
Dr. Jackson said the find is also significant in that it might provide insight into the northern slave trade.
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Bruce Jackson, a biotechnology professor at the Wellesley college, was awarded Thursday the "Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring."
The award is given by the White House each year to recognize those who mentor students in science or engineering.
Jackson was one of 11 individuals and four organizations that were honored.
Jackson is known for "The Roots Project" - a project that uses genetics to trace the ancestry of African-Americans to their African roots.
He is also the director of biotechnology programs at Massachusetts Bay Community College.
Bruce Jackson, a biotechnology professor at the Wellesley college, was awarded Thursday the "Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring."
CUR Goldwater Scholars Faculty Mentor Award 2015 | General News - News | Council on Undergraduate Research [cached]
Washington, D.C. - The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) and The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation will be presenting Dr. Bruce Jackson, Professor and Chair of the Department of Biotechnology and Forensic DNA Science at MassBay Community College, the 2015 CUR-Goldwater Scholars Faculty Mentor Award. The award will be presented on April 17, 2015 at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Eastern Washington University.
In recognition of the important roles that faculty mentors play in the success of Goldwater Scholars, the award is presented jointly by CUR and the Goldwater Scholarship Foundation to acknowledge individual faculty who have made outstanding contributions to the success of undergraduate researchers who have gone on to be Goldwater Scholars. Dr. Jackson is a research leader, productive scholar, teacher, and personal mentor to the twenty MassBay Community College students who have achieved Goldwater Scholar awards. President John O'Donnell, MassBay Community College affirmed this stating, "This award is a testament to Bruce Jackson's tireless dedication to his students and to his work at MassBay to help develop and grow our renowned sciences and undergraduate research programs.
In large part to Dr. Jackson's service, MassBay continues to produce a record number of Goldwater Scholars and provide deep and meaningful opportunities for scientific research to our students. MassBay Community College is extremely honored to accept this award on Dr. Jackson's behalf to help build future generations of scientists and scholars."
A pioneer and advocate for high-quality and cutting-edge undergraduate research in a community college setting, Dr. Jackson has built a well-designed and developmentally-scaffolded program of undergraduate research for biotechnology students at MassBay, one that prepares students for both graduate study and Massachusetts' thriving biotechnology industry. As Elizabeth Ambos, CUR's Executive Officer notes: "Bruce Jackson exhibits pride and delight in his students' research and career accomplishments, and is an inspirational model for faculty who seek to combine research and teaching."
W. Franklin Gilmore, President of the Goldwater Scholarship Foundation, notes "I have known Dr. Jackson for many years having served with him on the independent panel that reviews applications for Barry Goldwater Scholarships.
Bruce is a true champion for undergraduate research and especially undergraduate research as a teaching method in two-year colleges and community colleges.
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