Sloan Foundation Indigenous Graduate Partnership

Leon Clah (Navajo)

Doctoral Student

Field of Study:        Breast Cancer

Hometown:             Farmington, New Mexico

Education:             2008 - BS Cellular/Molecular Biology, Minor in Chemistry
                              Fort Lewis College, Durango CO

Research Focus:    Understanding the relationship between obesity and breast cancer

Major Advisor:        Dr. Ignacio Camarillo, Biological Sciences

Professional Organization Membership:

       American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES), Purdue Chapter

       Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
       Purdue Chapter 

Honors, Grants, Awards and Activities:

       Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship Recipient

       McNair Scholar

Leon Clah

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Contact Information:

Ken Ridgway, Ph.D., (Lenape)
Faculty, Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Science 
Email: ridge@purdue.edu
Phone: (765) 494-3296

Kevin Gibson, Ph.D.
Faculty, Botany and Plant Pathology
Email: kgibson@purdue.edu
Phone: (765) 496-2161

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation