Anjeanette Roberts

Anjeanette Roberts

Visiting Scholar & Former RTB Research Scholar

Molecular biologist Anjeanette “AJ” Roberts writes and lectures about the harmony between science and the Christian faith. She completed her BS in chemistry at the University of Tulsa in 1988 and her PhD in molecular and cell biology at the University of Pennsylvania in 1996. From 1997 to 2001, she conducted postdoctoral research in viral pathogenesis and “proof-of-concept” vaccine studies in Dr. John Rose’s lab at Yale University. She then spent two years in Samara, Russia, in Christian mission work and public health lecturing. From 2016 to 2020, AJ served as a research scholar for Reasons to Believe and developed a variety of influential resources on science and the Christian faith.

Biography

Molecular biologist Anjeanette “AJ” Roberts writes and lectures about the harmony between science and the Christian faith. She completed her BS in chemistry at the University of Tulsa in 1988 and her PhD in molecular and cell biology at the University of Pennsylvania in 1996. From 1997 to 2001, she conducted postdoctoral research in viral pathogenesis and “proof-of-concept” vaccine studies in Dr. John Rose’s lab at Yale University. She then spent two years in Samara, Russia, in Christian mission work and public health lecturing. From 2016 to 2020, AJ served as a research scholar for Reasons to Believe and developed a variety of influential resources on science and the Christian faith.

AJ has coauthored over 40 articles published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. She has also presented at numerous national and international scientific conferences and lectured at various institutions around the world. In 2005, she received the NIH Merit Award for her contribution to research in infectious diseases.

In addition, AJ has made many media appearances, including The Ride Home with John and Kathy, Live from Seattle with Michelle Mendoza, ABN’s Colliding Worldviews, Brian and Kathleen Mornings, and Karl and Crew Mornings.

AJ lives in Southern California.

Biography

Molecular biologist Anjeanette “AJ” Roberts writes and lectures about the harmony between science and the Christian faith. She completed her BS in chemistry at the University of Tulsa in 1988 and her PhD in molecular and cell biology at the University of Pennsylvania in 1996. From 1997 to 2001, she conducted postdoctoral research in viral pathogenesis and “proof-of-concept” vaccine studies in Dr. John Rose’s lab at Yale University. She then spent two years in Samara, Russia, in Christian mission work and public health lecturing. From 2016 to 2020, AJ served as a research scholar for Reasons to Believe and developed a variety of influential resources on science and the Christian faith.

AJ has coauthored over 40 articles published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. She has also presented at numerous national and international scientific conferences and lectured at various institutions around the world. In 2005, she received the NIH Merit Award for her contribution to research in infectious diseases.

In addition, AJ has made many media appearances, including The Ride Home with John and Kathy, Live from Seattle with Michelle Mendoza, ABN’s Colliding Worldviews, Brian and Kathleen Mornings, and Karl and Crew Mornings.

AJ lives in Southern California.

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