Indiana University East recognized several faculty and staff during the Honors Convocation ceremony held April 28. Presented during the ceremony were the Trustee IU East Faculty Recognition awards and Staff Service Recognition awards.
Kimberly Greer, assistant professor of biotechnology, is researching canine hereditary disease and aging/longevity and connecting the research to the human genes that could help people to live longer, healthier lives.
Greer has been drawn to research in the laboratory that could help explain why smaller canine breeds may outlive their larger canine peers.
Wazir Mohamed, assistant professor of sociology, did not plan for his life to lean toward academics and research. Born and raised in a rural village with 12 families in Guyana in the 1950s, he was a rice farmer before he chose to pursue academics. He decided to go to college at the University of Guyana where he earned his Diploma in Public Communications and a bachelor’s degree in Communications.