Floxsie DEI Committee Chair
Chairing this committee is Dr. Syreeta L. Tilghman. Syreeta (@syreetaunraveled) is a long-time supporter of virtual events and an active member of the knitting and fiber arts community. When we began forming our business plan, she was eager to join and help us learn more about what it means to be an inclusive, diverse, equal, and accessible company.
Dr. Syreeta L. Tilghman earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. She received a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, where she was trained under Dr. Angela Brodie. Her predoctoral studies focused on demonstrating that upregulation of AIB1 (amplified in breast cancer-1), aromatase and ERα (estrogen receptor α) provide long-term estrogen-deprived human breast cancer cells with a mechanistic growth advantage for survival. Upon completion of her doctoral studies, Dr. Tilghman carried out her post-doctoral studies with Drs. Matthew E. Burow and John A. McLachlan at Tulane University in the Center for Bioenvironmental Research. Currently, Dr. Tilghman is an associate professor of Pharmacology at Florida A&M University in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Institute of Public Health. Her research interests involve understanding mechanisms of hormone-resistant breast cancers and are currently funded by the National Institute of Health.