Dr. Ruby L. Broadway is an associate professor of biology at Dillard University in New Orleans. She received her B.S. from Livingstone College in Salisbury, N.C. She earned her M.S. in molecular biology and a Ph.D. in developmental biochemistry from Atlanta University. She currently serves as the vice president of the National Institute of Science (NIS). She has been a member of NIS since 1987, and also served as NIS's archivist. Dr. Broadway studies the identification and localization of contractile proteins in pre-implanted and implanted rabbit embryos.
Dr. Broadway has received honors and recognition from organizations such as the American Association for Advancement of Science, Who's Who Among Colleges and Universities, the Society of Developmental Biology, and the National Society of Black Engineers. She has also received the First Bearer's Torch Award for Science from the New Orleans 100 Black Women, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Partnership Award, the City of New Orleans Mayor's Certificate of Merit Award, and the Smithsonian Institute Award. She was the first recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award and the Dillard University Award for Strength, Courage and Perseverance During Hurricane Katrina and its Aftermath, awarded at the 63rd Joint Meeting of NIS/BKX on March 25, 2006. Dr. Broadway joined the Dillard University community in 1983 as a member of the Division of Natural Sciences and Public Health. During her 27 years, she has managed a number of popular programs including the Saturday Science Academy, the Pre-Freshman Engineering Program, and the Young Scholars Environmental Institute. She has also received several grants both federal and private. Dr. Broadway continues to inspire, motivate, and help young scientists to make contributions not only to the scientific community, but to people everywhere.