Determined Woman is First Black Person to Earn PhD in Immunology at University of Glasgow

Determined Woman is First Black Person to Earn PhD in Immunology at University of Glasgow

  • Trailblazer Kristyn Carter has become the first Black woman and person to graduate with a doctoral degree in Immunology at the University of Glasgow
  • She was inspired by Dr James McCune Smith who became the first African-American to achieve a medical degree from the university in 1837
  • After chalking the milestone, Dr Carter hopes her remarkable achievement can motivate others in the same way

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After moving from the US to pursue her dream, Immunity and Inflammation student Kristyn Carter recently made University of Glasgow history.

Carter has become the first Black woman and person with a PhD in Immunology at the prestigious university.

She was inspired to pursue a career in the field by the story of Dr James McCune Smith, the first African-American to earn a medical degree from the University of Glasgow in 1837.

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Kristyn Carter is the first Black person to earn a PhD in Immunology at University of Glasgow History
Photos of Kristyn Carter. Credit: gla.ac.uk
Source: UGC

Speaking on her achievement, Dr Carter credited the glass-ceiling-breaking feat to Dr McCune Smith, saying she hopes her milestone can inspire others in the same way.

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"Today, I made history as the first Black graduate of the University of Glasgow PhD of Immunology. Being the first black student, of all genders, to graduate with this PhD is a huge honour, and I owe it all to Dr McCune Smith,'' said Dr Carter, per the University of Glasgow.
''I'm the first, and I won't be the last, and I can only hope my story inspires more people to attend,'' she added.

Teen Becomes Youngest Student Ever to Get Accepted into Medical School in US at 13

Earlier, Briefly News reported that a teenage prodigy named Alena Analeigh has made history as the youngest person to be accepted into medical school in the United States of America.

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At 13, she also finished two and a half years of courses at Arizona State University (ASU) and Oakwood University.

When Alena was 12 years old, she got accepted to ASU to pursue an Engineering programme with dreams of working for NASA in the future.

Youngest Black Student Ever to Graduate Law School

In a similar story, Briefly News reported that at age 19, Haley Taylor Schlitz is the youngest African-American to graduate from law school in the United States of America.

The native of Dallas, Texas, earned the limelight after being accepted into nine law schools when she was just 16 years old.

The teenager, who has been studying law for the past three years, will graduate from the Southern Methodist University's Dedman School of Law on May 13, said Black Woman.

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