Millicenta Botsio



Millicenta is a Gates Cambridge Scholar from Ghana pursuing a PhD in Medical Genetics at the University of Cambridge. She is passionate about making a positive impact in healthcare, especially in underserved communities, through the development of equitable and accessible diagnostics and therapeutics for genetic diseases.

With experience in scientific research and industry, she has worked across various fields of genetics including early cancer diagnostics and reproductive genetics.

Aside from her professional pursuits, Millicenta also drives change in STEM education. She contributes to multiple efforts to increase the representation of black and minority groups in STEM in the UK and across Africa. This includes starting Reach for STEM to provide holistic development opportunities for black and disadvantaged youth in STEM, and also Black Girl STEM Network, where she curates career development programs for a growing community of early career black women in STEM.


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