De. LeBlanc Wins $1.15M Chan Zuckerberg Science Diversity Leadership Award

Sharonda LeBlanc, an assistant professor in the Department of Physics, has received a Science Diversity Leadership Award from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI).

The five-year, $1.15 million grant will support LeBlanc’s project entitled, “Time-resolved Molecular Mechanisms of Ribosome Assembly.” The project will develop a molecular framework for connecting faulty ribosome assembly with diseases and cancer risk using time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy while broadening participation in STEM.