Danielle Watt, Ph.D.

Director, Office of Biomedical Graduate Research, Education and Training (BGREAT), Medical School

Danielle Watt

Contact Info

watt0175@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-301-2768

Office Address:
743 Mayo Memorial Building

Director, Office of Biomedical Graduate Research, Education and Training (BGREAT), Medical School

Administrative Director, Life Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Program


Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Umea University, Sweden

Ph.D., Biological Organic Chemistry, University of Connecticut, 2008

B.A., Chemistry, Albany State University, 2001

Postdoctoral Fellow, NIEHS

Summary

Danielle L. Watt received her B.A. in chemistry from Albany State University, an HBCU in Albany, GA and a Ph.D. in biological organic chemistry from the University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, where she studied how chemicals in the environment may damage DNA causing mutations that could ultimately lead to lung cancer. She went on to conduct biomedical research in the fields of cancer development and DNA replication and repair as a postdoctoral researcher at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH. Before transitioning to higher education administration to focus her efforts on the professional development of early career scientists and increasing underrepresented minorities in STEM through managing undergraduate research training programs and K-12 outreach, she was a visiting scientist at Umeå University, Sweden studying DNA replication enzymes. 

Awards & Recognition

2019 NOBCChE Henry C. McBay Outstanding Teacher Award

Professional Associations

National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers