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Dr. Goldie S. Byrd

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Board Member

Phone: (919) ***-****  HQ Phone
North Carolina Biotechnology Center
15 T.W. Alexander Drive
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709
United States

Company Description: About the North Carolina Biotechnology Center: The North Carolina Biotechnology Center is a private, non-profit corporation funded primarily by the state's General...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • PhD
  • Bachelor of Science Degrees , Professional Biology and Biology Education
    North Carolina A & T State University
  • Ph.D. , Microbial Genetics
    Meharry Medical College
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Web References
Board of Directors | North Carolina Biotech Center, 17 May 2014 [cached]
Goldie S. Byrd, Ph.D. Dean for the College of Arts and Sciences NC A&T State University
African-Americans & Alzheimer’s Disease - Meet Our Team, 12 July 2014 [cached]
Goldie Byrd, PhD
Goldie Byrd, PhD Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Principal Investigator African American Alzheimer's Research Study North Carolina A&T State University Email:
Dr. Goldie Byrd received her Bachelor of Science Degrees in Professional Biology and Biology Education at North Carolina A & T State University. She received her Ph.D. in Microbial Genetics and completed her Post-Doctorial training at Meharry Medical College. In 2003, Dr. Byrd joined the faculty at North Carolina A & T State
Board Members, 4 June 2014 [cached]
Goldie Smith Byrd, Nathan F. Simms Endowed Professor/Chair, Department of Biology, NC A&T State University
N.C. A&T biology professor Goldie ..., 24 Aug 2012 [cached]
N.C. A&T biology professor Goldie Byrd conducts research on Alzheimer's Disease.
Goldie Byrd PhD, an A&T biology professor and Alzheimer's researcher, is leading the initiative to educate diverse communities on the affects of Alzheimer's disease.
Byrd's research, which focuses on genetics, "requires thousands of individuals who have the disease and thousands of individuals who don't and which we are still reaching out for those people," she said. The genetics project is a way to study the genome pool and identify the differences of those with and without the disease.
"As we went into communities to talk to people about joining us in our study, we realized that there was such a dirk of knowledge about the disease so we began to conceptualize an outreach and educational awareness project and that's where Keeping Memories Alive can from," said Byrd, director of A&T's Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement.
Byrd said her studies have proven that blacks develop Alzheimer's at twice the rate of whites and Hispanics develop it one and a half times more than whites. But, she has also made clear, "This outreach is for all people - black, Hispanic, white, Asian - whoever is available to learn and who is willing to understand what's going on."
"They are well connected with individuals who have personal history around Alzheimer's Disease," Byrd said.
GREENSBORO - Goldie Byrd has ..., 24 Jan 2011 [cached]
GREENSBORO - Goldie Byrd has been named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at N.C. A&T.
Byrd, a Nathan F. Simms Endowed Professor of Biology, joined the A&T faculty in 2003 as chairwoman of the biology department. She received the UNC board of governors award for teaching excellence in 2001 and President Barack Obama's Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring in 2010. Her research on Alzheimer's disease is widely recognized.
Byrd received her bachelor's degrees in professional biology and biology secondary education from A&T. She received her doctorate in microbial genetics from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn.
She previously served on the faculties of Tennessee State University, N.C. Central and Duke University.
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