from training.npr.org: https://training.npr.org/sources/kishana-taylor/
Kishana Taylor is a postdoctoral researcher of virology at Carnegie Mellon University and the co-founder and president of the Black Microbiologists Association. Her work looks at the role of two types of white blood cells — monocytes and macrophages — in the development of severe COVID-19.
Paloma Vargas is an assistant professor of biology, director of Hispanic-Serving Institute Initiatives and co-director of ALLIES in STEM at California Lutheran University. She is an expert in microbiology and host-parasite relationships.
Lisa Alvarez-Cohen is a civil and environmental engineering professor at the University of California, Berkeley, where she also serves as the vice provost for Academic Planning. Her expertise is in environmental microbiology, environmental engineering and bioremediation — a waste management technique that uses organisms to remove contaminants.
Kristala L. Jones Prather is Arthur D. Little Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research focuses on the design and assembly of recombinant microorganisms for the production of small molecules, with additional efforts in novel bioprocess design approaches.