Dr. Samantha Wilkinson first nurtured her professional interests in health sciences and technology in her undergrad years. She obtained her B.S. in Biological Sciences from Nova Southeastern University. As an undergraduate, she interned in an NSF Biotechnology-funded bench research project centered on optimizing recombinant E. coli with Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) production. Later, she earned her Doctor of Medicine from All American Institute of Medical Sciences. After completing medical school, she worked as a Research Assistant for Howard University's Pharmacology Department on projects focused on Parkinson's Disease therapy improvements. Most recently, to bridge her interests in health and technology, she interned at a Health IT firm and a Cybersecurity firm as a Clinical Informaticist helping to analyze healthcare technology opportunities. Now, she is excited to contribute her abilities to the forward-thinking studies and actionable intelligence produced at the Institute.