Xyanthine Parillon, Ph.D., Ed.D.
University of Houston-Downtown
Xyanthine Parillon attended Debakey High School for Health Professions in
Houston, TX, and Prairie View A&M University for her B.A. and M.A. where she worked in a Microbiology/Biochemistry lab determining changes in gene expression from mycotoxin Fusarium Moniliforme and Aspergillus Flavus. She obtained her Ph.D. in Biomedical Science in 2013 from Baylor College of Medicine with a focus in Immunology, creating preclinical reporter mouse models of a danger signal expressed B and T cells to study autoimmune arthritis and multiple sclerosis. Parillon’s research continued at MD Anderson Cancer Center where studies were initiated to understand skills for effectiveness in Bioscience among training levels. She completed her Doctorate of Education in May 2022 from the University of Houston, discovering key factors of effective leadership in academic medicine.