Tracy Womble, PhD
Faculty Mentor


Tracy Womble, Ph.D.
Peer Mentor since 2003
Faculty Mentor since 2011


Tracy A. Womble served 12 years in the U.S. Navy after which he attended <st1:placename w:st="on">Florida <st1:placename w:st="on">A&M <st1:placetype w:st="on">University, <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Tallahassee, FL., where he received a B.S. in Biology. He remained at <st1:placename w:st="on">Florida <st1:placename w:st="on">A&M <st1:placetype w:st="on">University and earned a Ph.D in pharmacology/toxicology from the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placetype w:st="on">College of <st1:placename w:st="on">Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences where he completed his dissertation in the characterization of aspartate and cysteine proteases during apoptotic  neurodegeneration that occurs following a stroke or cerebrovascular incident. Dr. Womble completed a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the <st1:placetype w:st="on">University of <st1:placename w:st="on">South Florida College Of Medicine in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Tampa, in the Department of Neurosurgery and the Center for Aging and Brain Repair where he conducted research in the delivery of human umbilical cord blood-derived stem cells to reduce stroke damage.  He returned to <st1:placename w:st="on">Florida <st1:placename w:st="on">A&M <st1:placetype w:st="on">University in the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placetype w:st="on">College of <st1:placename w:st="on">Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences where he is responsible for the RCMI-funded Imaging Core Facility while continuing his work in the use of human umbilical cord blood in both neurodegenerative diseases and following cocaine abuse.


Mentor's Motivational Message


Contact Information

Affiliation:  Pharmacologist
Institution/Address:  College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
 Florida A&M University
 1404 Landover Place
 Tallahassee, FL 32317
Phone:  850.878.5803
Fax:  N/A
Email:  tracywomble@comcast.net
FASEB Society Member:  N/A
Scientific Discipline:  Neuroscience
ABRCMS 2011 Mentor:  YES












Breaking the Ice - Tracy's "Q&A"

 What is the name of the best movie you have ever seen? 

 Crimson Tide.  It was based upon the qualities that I most admire and base my life on, honor, courage and loyalty challenged by prejudice.

 Is the glass half empty or half full? What is in the glass?

 The glass is half full with a 2 phase substance, one of concrete mixture and abstract mixture.

 How many rings before you answer the phone?

 Three (3).  The first is an indicator, the second and third are necessary to cover the distance to the phone.

 If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?  

 I would rid the world of hate, and everything else would follow. 

 Do you make your bed every morning or do you leave it unmade? 

 As a result of my home training from my parents and my military training, I make my bed every morning.

 Which animal represents you the best and why?

 The lion.  It represents strength, bravery and dominance.

 What do you look for in a friend?

 Honesty, consideration and only necessary dialogue with substance.  No unnecessary conversation, "are we having fun yet?"

 Listener or talker?

 I am a listener.  I like to accumulate information and profile people.

 If you could be a natural element, which would it be?

 I would be water which is essential for life, as opposed to fire which is associated with destruction and death.

 My biggest pet peeve is... 

 ... for someone to be dishonest and lie to me.