Grace E. Byfield, Ph.D.
Interim Director/Program Manager

Grace Byfield earned her Ph.D. in Microbiology from North Carolina State University following completion of a Master’s Degree in Biology at North Carolina Central University, and a BSc. in Botany from the University of the West Indies in her home country, Jamaica. Dr. Byfield completed postdoctoral research work at Duke University Center for Human Genetics and at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Medicine. Her experience also includes four years as a Research Microbiologist and three years as a Biology instructor. Dr. Byfield has published book chapters and several research articles in peer-reviewed journals.