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Oral History Collection

Georgia Dunston (Part 1)

Georgia M. Dunston, Ph.D., is the founder of Whole Genome Science Foundation, a non-profit to advance knowledge on the science, technology engineering and mathematics of the human genome. She is also the Founder and Former Director of the National Human Genome Center at Howard University, where she also taught human immunogenetics. In part one of this oral history, Georgia talks about her passion to understand humans from an early age, and how her interest in human genetics led her to study biology at Tuskegee University and human genetics at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She then discusses her time in the Visiting Investigator’s Program at NHGRI and how that led to collaborating with Francis Collins on publishing work on the genetics of Type 2 Diabetes in West Africa.