Honors & Awards

  1. Awarded the Charles B. Heiser, Jr. Mentor Award by the Society for Economic Botany, 2019
  2. Awarded the Emory Williams Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award at Emory University, 2019
  3. Faculty Appreciation Award from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Emory University, 2018
  4. Nominated for the Emory Williams Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2018
  5. Selected for the Emory University Alumni “40 Under Forty” recognition program, Emory University, 2017
  6. Selected for recognition for Emory University School of Medicine 2017 Researcher Appreciation Day, 2017
  7. Research/Scholarship Award 2015-2016, Emory School of Medicine Department of Dermatology, 2016
  8. Emory Antibiotic Resistance Center, Travel Award for Advanced Course in Antibiotic Resistance, 2016
  9. Competitively selected for Advanced Course on Antibiotics, Institut Merieux and Institut Pasteur, 2016
  10. Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society Recognition for Excellent Teaching, 2015
  11. Center for Faculty Development and Excellence, Scholarly Writing and Publishing Fund Award, 2015
  12. Phytoneering Award, Global Research Initiative Competition, Bionorica SE, 2014
    1. Global competitive award, only awardee from USA out of 20 awardees total
  13. Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society Recognition for Excellent Teaching, 2014
  14. Kavli Fellow, U.S. National Academy of Sciences, Indonesia Symposium, 2014
    1. One of a few select US scientists to be invited to the Kavli Frontiers in Science Symposium by the Indonesian Academy of Sciences – U.S. National Academy of Sciences
  15. Harvard Business School Alumni New Venture Competition, Global Finalist, 2011
    1. Business plan competition with PhytoTEK, science startup for antibiofilm technology
  16. Harvard Business School Alumni New Venture Competition, Washington DC club competition winner, 2011
  17. Harvard Business School Alumni New Venture Competition, New York club competition winner, 2011
  18. Emory University, Faculty Development & Excellence Award, 2011
  19. International Conference on Gram Positive Pathogens Travel Award, 2010
  20. Open Science Network in Ethnobiology, Travel Award, 2010
  21. 1st Place for Oral Presentation in the Category of Biology, Marine and Life Sciences, Florida International University Graduate Student Association Scholarly Forum, 2008
  22. American Society of Pharmacognosy Graduate Student Poster Award, 2008
  23. Botany in Action, Field Research Travel Award, 2007; 2008
  24. The Edmund H. Fulling Award, 2007
    1. Awarded for the best contributed oral paper by a junior professional at the annual meeting of the Society for Economic Botany
  25. The Outstanding Junior Award in the Dept. of Anthropology at Emory University, 1999
  26. The National Charles R. Jenkins Award for Excellence in Anthropology, 2000
  27. International Science and Engineering Fair, 3rd Place in Microbiology, 1996
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