As a postdoctoral fellow in the Hood Laboratory, I am part of a cross-disciplinary team employing Systems Biology approaches to the study of developmental cell biology, cellular heterogeneity, and neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases using induced-pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), multi-omic single-cell analyses, and computational network modeling. In the future, I hope to apply Systems Biology approaches to human disease research and technology development, and assist in shaping science policy and education.
I received my Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from Morehouse School of Medicine. My graduate work was in the laboratory of Vincent C. Bond and focused on the identification of cellular proteins involved in the secretion of pathogenic exosomes from HIV-infected cells, and the development of novel peptide-based inhibitors of exosome and virus release.
I was born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana, and graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.S. in Biochemistry. I currently live in Mountlake Terrace with my beautiful wife and son.
Molecular Genetics and Protein-Protein Interactions
Ph.D. Biomedical Sciences – Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
B.S. – Biochemistry – University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN