Dr. Denise Okafor, currently a postdoctoral fellow at Emory University, will be starting as an assistant professor in the Penn State Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in January 2020. Dr Okafor graduated from Georgia Tech with a PhD in Biochemistry in 2015. She worked on research related to the origin of life in the Williams and Hud labs. Dr Okafor was featured as one of six GT College of Sciences alumni during the 2019 Georgia Tech Homecoming. Read more about Dr. Okafor’s research accomplishments here.
The College of Sciences is the proud host of six NPP fellows advancing NASA’s mission in astrobiology and solar system exploration. The concentration of talent testifies to Georgia Tech’s vibrant astrobiology and space science research communities. Meet the six NPP fellows whose scientific career paths are being shaped by their mentors in the College of Sciences.
February 16, 2019
Kennda Lynch is a postdoctoral researcher in Georgia Tech’s School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and has just been featured in season two of Science Matters. She studies ancient lakes on Earth that serve as stand-ins for Mars’s formerly-flooded craters. Lynch’s work helps NASA identify potential landing sites on the red planet.