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My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.

— Maya Angelou

I am a Research Investigator at the University of Michigan, and the Co-founder and Vice President of the Black Microbiologists Association (Black In Microbiology). My research is currently focused on understanding how the respiratory microbiome is involved in the presentation and pathogenesis of asthma. My primary research interests include translational microbiome research to understand inflammatory diseases, systems biology, and the application of biopsychosocial models of disease.