Upcoming Events

Women’s Ministry presents a webinar, Ask The Good Doctor, featuring Dr. Tracey O. Hermanstyne on the topic,

When Sleep is Sound, Health and Happiness Abound.

Saturday, November 6 at 3:30pm.

Presenter Bio

Tracey O. Hermanstyne is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Developmental Biology at Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine. Tracey’s research interests lie in understanding the role ion channels play in the regulation of circadian rhythms. In parallel to her research efforts, she also leads efforts to promote racial equity  in STEM education and training. Currently, Tracey serves as the Director of the HHMI Driving Change Initiative and STEM Equity Collaboration team that seeks to re-sculpt undergraduate STEM curriculum to ensure racial equity in science. Additionally, Tracey is the Co-director for the Initiative to Maximize Student Development (IMSD) Program that seeks to increase the retention, recruitment and graduation of minority PhD students in the Division on Biology and Biomedical Sciences. 

Tracey currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Sophia Project Inc. and also serves as a board member for the Rides and School Supplies Inc. and Muse STEAM Charter School in St. Louis.

Tracey is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc and is the current vice-president of the National PanHellenic Council of St. Louis. She received a bachelor’s degree (BS) in biology from Howard University in Washington, D.C. and a doctorate degree (Ph.D.) in neuroscience from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, School of Medicine. She also completed her postdoctoral training at Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine.