Antibody research to treat COVID-19
Sep 16, 2020
Yvonne Lewis , PhD.
Antibody research to treat COVID-19

Dr Vyoone Therese Segue was born into a family with four generations of Afro Creoles and French ancestors from New Orleans. Her father is Canadian French and mother is African American and Choctow Indian.  She is a Pediatric Geneticists trained at Tulane University where she earned a Masters in Public Health , Epidemiology and Health Economics, and a PhD in Medical Genetics. Vyoone is a classical musician (clarinet and contrabass) who trained with Pete Fountain at New Orleans Center of Creative Arts. She has strong ties to the community and the city of New Orleans. Dr. Lewis has been awarded several times as a civic leader from New Orleans City Business Power Generation and YWCA Mentoring and Role Model program for “outstanding service and sacrifices to inspire younger women of our society and the larger community of New Orleans”.  Her board memberships include: NOLA Angel Network, Women in Genetics and Cardiology, New Orleans Health Corporation, Sickle Cell Foundation and Women in Science and Medicine.  Vyoone is a “diehard’ member of the “Who Dat Nation” and enjoys all things Saints with her family and friends. She has one son Noah John who is her greatest accomplishment, and with whom she co owns a restaurant named Vyoones, and she loves taking care of her mother, Esther.