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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 interests lie at the intersection of the human microbiome, systems biology, and inflammatory disease. I am also keenly interested in the application of biopsychosocial approaches to decipher the mechanisms driving health disparities. My research is currently focused on understanding how the respiratory microbiome is involved in asthma presentation and treatment responses.