Who is Dr. Knatokie Ford?
Biomedical Scientist. Creative Science Communicator. Midwesterner with a slightly southern twang. Lover of the arts, good music, bright lipstick, and big hair. Soul sistah. Motivator. Dreamer. Game Changer. Believer.
PhD, Experimental Pathology
Dissertation: Role of VEGF in the Adult: A Tale of Two Epithelia.
Advisor: Patricia D'Amore
Clark Atlanta University
BS/MS, Chemistry/Biological Chemistry
Master’s Thesis: Down-regulation of the m2-mAChR is induced by ubiquitination of b-arrestin.
Fly Sci™ Enterprise, LLC
Founder and CEO
Obama White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Former Senior Policy Advisor
STEM/Entertainment Engagement Advisor
Association of National Advertisers' #SeeHer Initiative
Dr. Ford is featured among some incredible women in the 2018 BLACK GIRLS ROCK! book by DJ Beverly Bond.
From imposter syndrome to Hidden Figures and even a water cooler moment with President Obama, this fun article is a snapshot of Dr. Ford's inspiring story.
Academic empowerment of children.
Innovative use of entertainment media to promote social change, particularly as it pertains to public perception and participation in STEM (science, tech, engineering, and math) careers.
Knatokie M. Ford, PhD
Check out this TEDx on the imposter syndrome and the "Image of STEM" project!
CBS stars Julie Chen, Eve and Sharon Osbourne (THE TALK) mark Women's History Month by celebrating the accomplishments of Jo Handelsman (PhD, Molecular Biologist), Diana Trujillo (NASA Engineer) and Knatokie Ford (PhD, Biomedical Scientist) in a special CBS Cares and #SeeHer PSA campaign.
2018 USA Science and Engineering Festival
NBC Washington News 4 Your Sunday discussion of the 2018 USA Science and Engineering Festival featuring Dr. Knatokie Ford, Festival Director Marc Schulman, and Lockheed Martin Engineer Eleanor Nave.