Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green is a physicist who specializes in targeted cancer therapeutics using nanotechnology and lasers. She has over 10 years of interdisciplinary research experience including five years of training at the Comprehensive Cancer Center and one year in Pathology at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Her expertise lies at the intersection of immunotherapy and precision medicine and includes biocompatible nanoparticle fabrication, antibody conjugation chemistry, humane animal experiments, and immunohistochemistry.
Dr. Green has developed several patent-pending cancer treatment platforms that do not have any observed side effects in mice, a preliminary study to humans.
Dr. Green was recently awarded a $1.1 million Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Research Scientist Training Program (RSTP) Career Development Award from the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Research and Development for her work involving laser-activated nanoparticles that enable biomarker-specific platforms to target, image, and treat malignant tumors. The grant will support the further development of a 3-in-1 system for early detection, imaging, targeting, and selective treatment of head and neck cancer and a single 10-minute laser-activated nanoparticle treatment that induces approximately 100% tumor regression.
Her goal is to demonstrate the efficacy of these treatments in a variety of cancer models including in breast, colorectal, brain, lung, ovarian, cervical, pancreatic, bladder, skin and prostate cancers, a $200 Million+ endeavor.
Dr. Green has received a variety of research fellowships and scholarships including: David and Lucille Packard Foundation Fellowship; National Science Foundation Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowship; National Physical Science Consortium Fellowship; Tom Joyner Scholarship; and Alabama A&M University (AAMU) Presidential Academic Scholarship.
She has also recently received the Research Advocate of the Year presented by the Southern Company and Perennial Strategy Group and the Distinguished Trailblazer Award presented by The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter. In addition, she has been named to The 2016 Root 100 and The 2016 EBONY Magazine Power 100, lists of the most influential African Americans.
Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green is one of the first 100 African American women to earn a Ph.D. in Physics. She is the 2nd African American woman and the 4th African American to receive a Ph.D. in Physics from UAB. Dr. Green completed her B.S. degree in Physics from AAMU. After serving two years at Tuskegee University, Dr. Green founded The Ora Lee Smith Cancer Research Foundation (www.WeAreOraLee.org) and joined the faculty at Morehouse School of Medicine to pursue her dream to reduce the suffering of cancer patients and change the way cancer is treated.