BLACK FEMALE PHYSICIST PIONEERS TECHNOLOGY THAT KILLS CANCER CELLS WITH LASERS
Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green is one of the fewer than 100 black female physicists and a recent winner of 11million dollar grant to further develop a technology she’d pioneered that uses laser activated nanoparticles to treat cancer.
She lost her parents when young and was raised by an Aunt Ora lee and Uncle, General Lee Smith at St Louis. While in school, her aunt died of cancer after 3 months, her uncle was diagnosed with cancer too. She went to University high school. She went on to earn a degree in physics at Alabama and A&M University. She was crowned as a queen while at it, going on a full scholarship to University of Alabama in Birmingham for masters and PhD.
She was the first to work out how to deliver nanoparticles into cancer cells exclusively although she was not the first to think of using laser and nanoparticles to treat cancer. She has been able to work the bugs out of parts of the technology that have been problematic.
She is founder/CEO/Owner at Ora Smith Cancer Research Foundation. She was former Assistant Professor at TUSKEGEE University in 2013 and Assistant Professor at Morehouse School of Medicine 2016.