Dr. Arlyne Simon is originally from the Commonwealth of Dominica. She holds a bachelors degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from Georgia Tech and a doctoral degree in Macromolecular Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan. In 2012, she invented a blood test that detects when cancer patients reject a bone marrow transplant. She has 3 patents and was featured as a female innovator in the 2017 Women’s History Month Exhibit at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Dr. Simon is currently a Systems Engineer at Intel. Prior to that, she held engineering roles at her diagnostic startup (PHASIQ) and Becton Dickinson – a medical device company. She is passionate about global health and STEM education for girls. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and hopes that her upcoming picture book will empower the next-generation of female scientists and engineers.
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