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Educational Background

Postdoctoral Fellow, Biological Engineering, MIT, 2006-2008

Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, 2006

B.S. Biology, Morehouse College, 2001


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Awards and Honors

Emerging Scholar, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine, 2015

Selection, Indo-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium sponsored by National Academies of Engineering, 2014

Selection to participate as rapporteur in National Academies of Science Workshop on “Fostering Convergence in the Life Sciences, 2014

Junior Faculty Above and Beyond Award - Institute of Bioengineering and Biosciences, 2012

Georgia Tech Junior Faculty Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Award, 2012

Fellow, Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology, 2011-2012

NIH Director's New Innovator Award, 2010

Georgia Cancer Distinguished Cancer Scientist, 2009

NIH/International AIDS Society Scholarship, 2009

FACES Career Initiation Grant, 2008

UNCF/Merck Postdoctoral Science Research Fellowship, 2007

FACES Portable Postdoc Fellowship, 2006

HHMI - Emory University Teacher-Scholar, 2005

NASA Harriett G. Jenkins Predoctoral Fellowship, 2003

David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellowship, 2001