Dr. Isaah Vincent joined the Office of Disease Prevention (ODP) as a Health Scientist in August 2016. He was awarded a 2016 Science and Technology Fellowship from the American Association for the Advancement of Science and chose to serve in the ODP during his fellowship. Dr. Vincent is interested in international scientific collaboration and has collaborated with scientists in Dusseldorf, Germany. He is also actively involved in mentorship. He has trained three undergraduate mentees and organized postdoctoral skill and enrichment activities such as scientific and non-scientific audience presentations, as well as career development. His interests lie in fostering intra- and interagency scientific collaborations, performing portfolio analyses, and disseminating scientific communications to various audiences.
Dr. Vincent received a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a concurrent Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Iowa State University before going on to the University of Virginia to pursue his Ph.D. in Microbiology/Immunology in the laboratory of Victor Engelhard. In the Engelhard lab, he focused on the function of lymphocytes in the tumor microenvironment and hypoxic regulation of lymphocyte activation. He pursued a postdoctoral fellowship in the laboratory of Dr. Mark Okusa, focusing on regulation of chronic kidney disease and fibrosis by natural killer cells.