Byron D. Ford, Ph.D.
Program Director and Principal Investigator
Byron Ford, Ph.D. is program director and principal investigator of the Riverside Bridges to the Baccalaureate (B2B) Program. He is a professor and director of the Graduate Program in the Division of Biomedical Sciences at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) School of Medicine. Prior to joining UCR in 2015, he was professor and vice chairman in the Department of Neurobiology at the Morehouse School of Medicine.
Ford received his Ph.D. degree from Meharry Medical College and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School. His laboratory has studied mechanisms of neuroprotection and inflammatory mediators in ischemic stroke for over 20 years.
Scott Herrick, Ph.D.
Scott Herrick, Ph.D. is program coordinator for the Riverside Bridges to the Baccalaureate (B2B) Program. He is chair of the Department of Life Sciences at Riverside City College. After graduating from UC Riverside with a B.S. and Ph.D. in biology, he was inspired to pursue a teaching-oriented career in higher education. He has spent the last eighteen years teaching at both public and private four-year institutions (Missouri Western State College and Pomona College) as well as a community college, Riverside City College, where he has held his current position since 2005.