Winthrop University: Eagle STEM Scholars Program - Lewis, Jordan Alexander

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Scholar Profile

Name: Jordan Alexander Lewis

Major: Chemistry

Lewis, Jordan

"My name is Jordan Lewis and I am currently a 4th year PhD candidate in the Population Biology, Ecology, and Evolution graduate program at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. I am from Orangeburg, SC, and graduated from Winthrop in the Fall of 2017 with a degree in Biology and Environmental Science. My research utilizes experimental evolution with the nematode C. elegans to answer questions related to host-parasite evolution, adaptive evolution, and the evolution and maintenance of sexual reproduction.  During my senior year at Winthrop, with the help of the Eagle STEM and the McNair Scholars program, I was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.  While in graduate school, I have served as Vice President of the doctoral student body and currently serve as fellow for the Emory Diversifying Graduate Education (EDGE) program. I owe the Eagle STEM Scholars Program a great deal of thanks for helping me develop as a student and researcher during my time at Winthrop. The program gave me a solid foundation and support system, which proved to be invaluable during my undergraduate education. Further, they prepared me for the graduate science experience by exposing me to concepts early on and helping foster academic curiosity. Without Eagle STEM, I sincerely doubt I would have been as successful in college, and may not have ended up where I currently am."


Last Updated: 7/13/22