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Ph.D., Chemical and Biological Engineering, Northwestern University, 2009
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, Florida A & M University, 2004

Academic Positions

Professor, University of Southern California, 2023 - present
Visiting Professor, EPFL - École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, 2022
Associate Professor, University of Southern California, 2019 - 2023
Assistant Professor, University of Southern California, 2013 - 2019
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Johns Hopkins University, 2009 - 2013

Concurrent University Appointments

Department of Biomedical Engineering
University Member, Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine
Department of Quantitative and Computational Biology
Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Associate Member, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

Selected External Service Positions

Modeling and Analysis of Biological Systems (MABS) NIH Study Section, 2019 - present
Editorial Advisory Board, GEN Biotechnology, 2021 - present
Editorial Board, Integrative Biology, 2021 - present
Associate Editor, PLOS Computational Biology, 2019 - present

Selected Honors & Awards

Fellow, Biomedical Engineering Society (2022)
Nichole A. and Thuan Q. Pham Professorship (2022-)
Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (2021)
American Association for Cancer Research NextGen Star (2018)
Outstanding Young Engineer, Orange County Engineering Council (2018)
Gordon S. Marshall Early Career Chair (2017-2021)
USC Viterbi Junior Research Award (2017)
Hanna Reisler Mentorship Award (2017)
Leah-Edelstein Keshet Prize, Society of Mathematical Biology (2017)
National Academy of Engineering Frontiers in Engineering (2016)
CMBE Young Innovator (2016)
National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2016)
Keystone Symposia Fellow (2016)
Rose Hills Foundation Research Fellowship (2015)
Emerging Scholar Award from the publication Diverse: Issues in Higher Education (2015)
National Academy of Engineering Frontiers in Engineering Education (2014)
Gabilan Assistant Professorship (2013-2017)
Elmer Gaden Jr. Award from the journal Biotechnology and Bioengineering (2011)
NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (2010-2013)
UNCF/Merck Postdoctoral Science Research Fellowship (2010-2012)
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (2006-2009)