Dr. André O. Hudson (Rochester, NY)

Career: Biochemist – Professor and Head of the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences at the Rochester Institute of Technology

Steps towards becoming a Biochemist: I was drawn to biology which was aligned with my career interest. I earned a BS degree in Biology from Virginia Union University and a PhD from Rutgers University in the field of Biochemistry.

1- What 3 tips would you give someone struggling to reach their goals?

• You have to persevere
• Take calculated risks
• Work hard and trust the process.

2- Name the top 3 goals you achieved?

• Completing the doctoral degree
• Earning a tenure-track faculty position
• Earning the rank of professor

3- What inspired you to reach your goals?

#1 My love for science is my driving force.

#2 My mentors are inspiring

#3 The thrill of scientific discovery keeps me pushing and searching.

4- How did you overcome obstacles to reaching your goals?

#1 Advice from mentors

#2 Support from family and friends

#3 My faith

5- How do you keep your inspiration from decreasing?

Humility, science can be very humbling. There is also new challenges that needs attention every day so it is never boring.

Learn more about Biochemistry here https://jobs.newscientist.com/article/what-does-a-biochemist-do-/

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