Trevor Archer

Trevor Archer

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Where were you born? 

Nassau, Bahamas

What school did you attend? 

Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

What gained you interest in the NIH? 

I became interested in the NIH as a graduate student. I attended a scientific conference and heard presentations from NIH scientists. I had the opportunity to meet several scientist and discuss my research.

What kind of work do you do at the NIH? 

I was a postdoctoral fellow studying the intersection of nuclear hormone receptors, chromatin architecture and gene transcription in the context of human breast cancer cells. I was able to use cutting edge molecular biological techniques and interact with a wide ranging group of scientists.

What message would you like to send to young Blacks who are considering going to college? 

College can be a wonderful and enabling experience. A terrific opportunity to learn new things, meet new people and expand your horizons. It should be a period of political and social action as a way of appreciating the advantages you have as a college student. As with all activities, “you get out what you put in”, so be engage and have fun.