Tuajuanda Jordan will direct the SEA, with the help of computer and administrative staff.
Dr. Jordan received a B.S. in chemistry from Fisk University in 1982 and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Purdue University in 1989.
postdoctoral training at the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine
in cell biophysics and pharmacognosy.
held the following positions at Xavier University of Louisiana
, starting in 1994: assistant and associate professor of chemistry, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, director of the Model Institutions of Excellence Program, and associate vice president for academic affairs.
She was a visiting scientist at the University of Michigan in biophysics.
She currently serves on the Minority Advisory Board of the Keystone Symposia and is a member of the National Science Foundation's Committee of Visitors.
She has served as a member and chair of the Minority Biomedical Research Sciences Subcommittee and as a member of the Minority Access to Research Careers Subcommittee for the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health.
In addition to grants to support her
obtained National Science Foundation grants for science education.
research was concerned with elucidating the catalytic mechanism of HMG-CoA reductase in a pseudomonad and the characterization of a unique apolipoprotein involved in the complement cascade.
At HHMI, she directs the Science Education Alliance and oversees the national genomics research initiative.
honors include being named a Purdue University Distinguished Alumni from the School of Agriculture in 2008.
In 2009, Jordan
was named a "revolutionary mind" by Seed magazine