ReTOOL Celebrates YOU: Matthew Clowers

For Black History month, the ReTOOL Program has decided to feature our young Black scientists as they embark on exciting careers. Today’s featured alum is Matthew Clowers.

Matthew ClowersWhich school did you attend?
I attended Florida A&M University.

What are you currently studying/researching?
I am a PharmD. student.

Where are you studying/conducting research?
I am at Florida A&M.

Who is your science hero?
Neil Degrasse Tyson

What does it mean to you to be a young Black scientist?
As a first generation professional student, attending a university seemed like a tremendous feat. Since participating in ReTOOL, I have had 2 scientific publications. These accomplishments have provided me with a tremendous amount of confidence to continue my pursuit in obtaining a career in drug development as a clinical research scientist.

What message would you like to send to young Black students interested in cancer research?
Continue to follow your dreams as anything is possible with the appropriate amount of work fueling your progression. Remember that pursuing an advanced degree in science is a long and grueling process that requires a tremendous amount of work, but it’s worth it in the end.

Do you have anything else you would like to add or mention?
Not at this time