Goldie S. Byrd, Ph.D.
COAACH Founding Director and Professor of Biology

Dr. Goldie Byrd received her Bachelor of Science Degrees in Professional Biology and Biology Education at North Carolina A & T State University. She received her Ph.D. in Microbial Genetics and completed her Post-Doctorial training at Meharry Medical College. In 2003, Dr. Byrd joined the faculty at North Carolina A & T State University where she served as Chair of the Department of Biology. She won a multi-million dollar grant from the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities to establish genetics research capacity at North Carolina A & T State University. She also won support to study Genetic Susceptibility of Alzheimer’s Disease in African Americans.