Marble Surface

Metabolic Engineering of Microorganisms




Cornell University

Postdoc Spotlight

A spotlight interview conducted by the Cornell University Graduate School, where I discuss my research work and role with the United Nations as a Team Halo Guide.

Latest Publication in

Nature Communications

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

Science Communication Videos on COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines

In these videos I summarize how COVID-19 mRNA vaccines work and address some of the misinformation surrounding the vaccines by debunking common myths.

Listed as one of 1,000 Inspiring Black Scientists

in America

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.

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