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Chrystelle L. Vilfranc


I am a recent graduate from the University of Cincinnati’s Cancer and Cell Biology PhD program. My research focused on studying an incredibly large protein named BRUCE and it’s newly discovered function in protecting the liver against injury and chronic diseases such as liver cancer. Apart from my technical science writing experience, I have written on various topics including: cancer education, mentorship in STEM, continuing education for emergency room professionals, and managing mental health in graduate school. I created and contributed to a mental health series especially for people of color in STEM. Additionally, I began the campaign #WCWinSTEM to highlight women and non-binary people of color across various STEM fields. During my free time, I like to watch cartoons and listen to my vinyl records.


Chrystelle Vilfranc leans against a curved railing in a large, bright area. She's wearing a black shirt with vertical white stripes.

University of Cincinnati

Fellowship Sponsor: Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Fellowship Host: The Indianapolis Star