Cindy Wright, P.hD.

Akeya Harrold 

Dr. Cindy Wright received a BS in Microbiology from the University of Florida and a Ph.D. in molecular biology from the State University of New York at Albany. She ran an independent research lab for over 15 years, studying transcriptional regulation in yeast and viral systems and the dysregulation of transcription in cancer. In 2006, she assumed an administrative role in the College of Graduate Studies at MUSC, where she is currently the Associate Dean for Admissions and Career Development. At present, she is the PI or co-PI on three NIH-funded training grants whose goal is to increase diversity in the biomedical workforce by implementing interventions that help students choose and persist in careers in science. She became a member of the AAMC GREAT group Ph.D. Outreach Committee in 2014 and has enjoyed working with her colleagues across the US to bring workshops and webinars to students with strategies for how to succeed in applying to graduate schools in the biomedical sciences.