Hadiyah-Nicole Green is a prominent physicist and cancer researcher renowned for her groundbreaking work in developing a new cancer treatment that uses lasers and nanoparticles to target and destroys cancer cells.
Hadiyah received her bachelor's degree in physics from Alabama A&M University and later earned a master's in physics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She then earned a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2012.
After completing her doctoral studies, Hadiyah became a faculty member at Tuskegee University, where she taught and conducted research in cancer treatment. She soon became interested in developing a new cancer treatment that would be less harmful to patients than traditional chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
Hadiyah's breakthrough came when she discovered a way to use lasers and nanoparticles to target cancer cells while leaving healthy cells intact. She spent several years refining her technique and testing it in the lab. In 2016, she received a $1.1 million grant from the Veterans Affairs Administration to develop further and test her cancer treatment.
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