Dr. Natasha M. Crosby
Dr. Natasha M. Crosby will be headed to Atlanta, Georgia to work at Morehouse College after accepting a position as academic advisor for the science and math department.
A native of Oakland, Dr. Crosby graduated from Berkeley High School with honors and continued her education at Hampton University in Virginia where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology, graduating cum laude.
She earned her Ph.D. in molecular, cellular and developmental biology from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana where she conducted research on diabetes, an area of interest chosen to impact the African-American community.
She also studied at the University of Helsinki in Helsinki, Finland where she worked with scientists from around the world on a research project on the glutamate receptor and its role in memory loss.
Back in Oakland, she conducted research at Children’s Hospital Research Institute on the use of nanodisks as drug delivery vehicles in treating cancer.
During summers, Dr. Crosby has also worked with the Summer Math and Science Honors Academy (SMASH), teaching biology to high school freshman and sophomores.
She is the daughter of Kenneth and Neola Crosby and granddaughter of Martha J. Brown.
Dr. Crosby has always been fascinated by how the body works, and she enjoys helping people and epecially encouraging students to pursue a career in science.