Jerelle A. Joseph

Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Future Faculty Workshop Speaker

Dr. Jerelle Joseph is Assistant Professor in Princeton's Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. Her research is largely focused on biomolecular self-assembly and organization; probing these questions from a computational standpoint. The goal of her research group is to determine the principles governing intracellular compartmentalization and to employ these rules for bioengineering. 

Jerelle completed a BSc in Chemistry and Mathematics and an MPhil in Chemistry (Computational) at the University of the West Indies (Cave Hill Campus) in Barbados. She then moved to the UK, where she read for a PhD in Chemistry (Computational) at the University of Cambridge, in the Wales Group and as a Gates Cambridge Scholar. After her PhD, she completed postdoctoral work in the Collepardo Lab and as a Junior Research Fellow in King's College Cambridge.

Jerelle was born and raised on the island of Dominica. Beyond the lab, she is passionate about mentorship and enjoys portrait photography. 

As the first in my family to attend university, I understand the unique challenges involved. Being a minority in STEM, I've faced additional hurdles along the way. Despite having to figure out many things on my own, I'm deeply grateful for the invaluable help and support I received from numerous individuals. The GradFUTURES Future Faculty series allows me to share my experiences and insights, with the hope of easing the path for others. Together, we can navigate this challenging journey!