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Khady Sall

Molecular biologist and entrepreneur Khady Sall helps to guide students towards jobs in biotechnology and artificial intelligence.Credit: Ricci Shryock for Nature

Voices from Africa

In the final article of this eight-part series about the career experiences of African women scientists, Khady Sall explains how seeing the 2018 superhero film Black Panther contributed to her decision to return to her native Senegal and develop her career there. The film depicts an African nation, posing as a developing country while creating advanced technologies.

Sall is an entrepreneur and molecular biologist at the Virtual University of Senegal in Dakar. She founded a