Staff

Nadine Balcorta

Ms. Nadine Balcorta

Research Technician

Ms. Balcorta received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2014. She arrived at HUSCRI in the Summer of 2016 as a research technician.


Amrita Dasgupta

Dr. Amrita Dasgupta

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Dr. Dasgupta completed her PhD in biochemistry and biophysics from India. Her current research is aimed at understanding the genesis of pigmentary disorders such as melanoma in patients with skin of color. She is currently developing assays to evaluate stress induced cellular damage, melanogenesis, stress activated signaling pathways... Read More


Alon Mantel

Dr. Alon Mantel

Research Associate

Dr. Mantel is a Research Associate with extensive experience in dermatologic research. He majored in Biotechnology Engineering at Ort Braude College, Israel and received a PhD in Pharmacology from the University of Rochester in New York. His graduate work was conducted under the mentorship of Dr. Alice Pentland from the Department of Dermatology... Read More


Brittany Parham

Ms. Brittany Parham

Lab Manager

Ms. Parham received her Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice. Prior to joining the Hampton University Skin of Color Research Institute team (HUSCRI), as the Lab Manager, she worked for Hampton University Minority Men’s Health Initiative as the Administrative Assistant. As the Lab Manager of HUSCRI works closely with the Co-director and scientific director for HUSCRI.


Rebecca Stanton

Ms. Rebecca Stanton

Research Technician

Ms. Stanton received her B.S. in Biochemistry from Emmanuel College in Boston.  Prior to Joining HUSCRI she has worked on the characterization of the molecular mechanisms involved in Neuroblastoma using the zebra fish model at Dana Farber. After working on the ENCODE project at UCSD to uncover binding sites of RNA binding proteins, she spent the last year and a half working for Celgene Pharmaceuticals in the protein production group.