Kaela S. Singleton, PhD




Kaela S. Singleton is a Black multiracial Queer postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Victor Faundez's lab located in the Department of Cell Biology at Emory University. She is currently a NINDS D-SPAN Scholar, IRACDA FIRST fellow, and adjunct professor in the Biology department at Agnes Scott College with a passion for mentoring and teaching. As a co-founder and President of BlackInNeuro, Dr. Singleton is interested in how to increase visibility of and support BIPOC in STEM fields.  


In 2014, Kaela earned her bachelor's degree in neuroscience & classical history from Agnes Scott College, a private all-women's liberal arts school located in Decatur, GA. She earned her Ph.D. in neuroscience from the Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience at Georgetown University located in Washington, D.C. in 2020.

Awards & Honors

Dr. Singleton's success as a scientist, educator and mentor have been recognized with numerous awards and academic honors. She was named Agnes Scott College's Outstanding Young Alumnae in 2020, one of Cell Press' 100 more Inspiring Black Scientist, earned Carl Storm Diversity fellowship from Gordon Research Conference, and has won numerous professional development awards from Society for Neuroscience and Georgetown University.


Despite never attending the University of Georgia, Dr. Singleton is an avid UGA football fan. She considers herself a pop-punk aficionado and pop culture junky. She enjoys reading young adult fiction, watching reality television and cooking competition shows. She is a classically trained violinist and an aspiring professional make-up artist.

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