A Quartet of Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments in Academia

Onja Razafindratsima is a new assistant professor of integrative biology at the Univerity of California, Berkeley. She was an assistant professor at South Dakota State University. Dr. Razafindratsima is an ecologist, broadly interested in tropical ecology. Much of her work has been conducted in the tropical forests of Madagascar, with a focus on lemurs and plants.

Dr. Razafindratsima holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Antananarivo in Madagascar. She earned a Ph.D. in evolutionary biology and ecology at Rice University in Houston, Texas.

Vyjayanthi Selinger has been named the Stanley F. Druckenmiller Associate Professor of Asian Studies at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. A scholar of medieval Japan, Dr. Selinger has taught at Bowdoin since 2005 and focuses her research on the ways in which literature attempts to symbolically resolve historical and cultural conflicts.

Dr. Selinger is a graduate of Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India. She holds a master’s degree from Harvard University and a Ph.D. from Cornell University.

Anne Messman, an associate professor and vice chair of education for the Wayne State University School of Medicine’s department of emergency medicine, has been assigned the added duties of associate dean of Graduate Medical Education. She joined the faculty at Wayne State University in 2013.

Dr. Messman received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a master’s of health professions education degree from the University of Michigan. She earned her medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine.

Melanie McReynolds will join the department of biochemistry and molecular biology faculty at Pennsylvania State University. McReynolds will serve as a Dorothy Foehr Huck and J. Lloyd Huck Early Career chair in biochemistry and molecular biology. She was a postdoctoral research fellow at Princeton University.

Dr. McReynolds holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and a master’s degree in molecular biology from Alcorn State University in Mississippi. She earned a Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology from Pennsylvania State University.

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