On December 9th, 2016, Dr. Miranda Byrne Steele, Director of R&D at iRepertoire, presented an update to the Alabama Commission on Higher Education on her success since completing a Ph.D. in Biotechnology Science and Engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Dr. Steele is a former recipient of the Graduate Research Scholars Program (GRSP) Award; a program designed to retain the brightest and best graduate students within the state and to address the economic need for highly trained professionals to ensure the growth of emerging technology companies in the state. The GRSP was established in 2006 by the Alabama State Legislature through a $1 million increase in a line item appropriation to the Alabama Commission on Higher Education. The GRSP has been instrumental in the achievement of 146 Ph.D. and 48 Master’s degrees.
Dr. Steele’s work with iRepertoire