Dr. Dominique Carter
AAAS STP Fellow
Office of the Director
Office of International Science and Engineering
Class of 2017-2018
Dominique Carter joins NSF as a 2017-2018 Science and Technology Policy Fellow in the Office of International Science and Engineering in the Office of the Director. During her fellowship, Dominique is working to strategically catalyze innovative global partnerships in science, technology, and innovation particularly amongst developing countries in central Europe and Africa.
Prior to joining the fellowship program, Dominique was the inaugural Medical Affairs Research Fellow for Exact Sciences Corporation, a molecular diagnostic start-up dedicated to the prevention and early detection of cancer. She researched patient compliance and adherence to colorectal cancer screening as part of the goal of the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable to increase screening participation among the US adult population by 2018.
Dominique received her Ph.D. from the Medical College of Wisconsin where she received cross-disciplinary training in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics and Bioengineering. Her doctoral work focused on systems biology technology development to study viral infection. Dominique is passionate about STEM education and policy, and she is an advocate for cross-disciplinary research and for the recruitment and retention of women and underrepresented minorities in STEM fields. In addition to her work, Dominique is also interested in scientific entrepreneurship and emerging technologies.