Joining the Faculty at Columbia University


In July 2023, I will be joining the Department of Chemical Engineering at Columbia University as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering!

Op-ed in The
Boston Globe


I wrote an op-ed for The Boston Globe discussing some of  what we know about the SARS-CoV-2 BA.5 Omicron subvariant and what we should be doing to prepare.

Cornell Sun

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An interview with the Cornell Daily Sun discussing  the use of social media to fight Covid-19 misinformation. 

Publication in
Nature Communications

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Our paper describes, for the first time, the reprogramming of the bacterium Escherichia coli to produce the nutraceutical drug chondroitin sulfate.

Listed as one of 1,000 Inspiring Black Scientists

in America

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Named as a Rising Star in this list by Cell Press, aimed at dismantling the myth that outstanding Black scientists make up only a small percentage of the scientific community.