Mulu Geletu Heye is a senior research associate at the Gunning Lab in the Department of Chemical and Physical Sciences at U of T Mississauga. A cellular and molecular biologist by training, Geletu Heye is currently working on a project to develop anti-cancer drugs. Since 2013, her research project has been focused on facilitating the design and development of several small molecule inhibitors for clinical evaluation. At the lab, Geletu Heye is in charge of managing activities and testing newly synthesized molecules against various cancer cell lines. She supervises and guides undergraduate and graduate students, as well as postdoctoral fellows, to ensure that their education and research go smoothly. 

Since 2015, Geletu Heye has actively promoted STEM to high school students. She founded and organized the Black Youth Mentorship Program in medicinal chemistry at U of T Mississauga. For the past nine years, she has been actively involved in the Black community, promoting STEM to young people from underrepresented backgrounds. She also contributed to organizing experiential learning opportunities for underrepresented Black community high school students from GTA at U of T Mississauga.

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