What is your current role? Tell us a bit about your research.

I am a pharmaceutical chemistry lecturer with 10+ years of experience teaching organic & medicinal chemistry. I am also a Ph.D. candidate specializing in drug discovery for mycetoma, a WHO-neglected tropical disease. I am Deeply committed to improving the lives of neglected tropical disease (NTD) patients. Driven to advance drug discovery and policies to enhance care for those affected. I am also a champion and an advocate of open science , and a core member in the establishment of the African Reproducibility Network (AREN), aspiring to make knowledge open for all in Africa and all other underrepresented communities. I am always excited to combine practice, research, & teaching for meaningful contributions to pharmaceutical chemistry, NTD treatment, and open science.

Why did you choose to participate in the ASAPbio Fellows program?

With a growing global focus on preprints, it’s clear that researchers in my community lack understanding and engagement with them. Through the ASAPbio Fellows program, I aim to deepen my knowledge of preprints and champion their use in my academic sphere and across Africa. Despite being displaced by war in Khartoum, Sudan, which prevented my participation in the 2023 program, I’m more committed than ever to join this year’s cohort. This experience has only fueled my resolve to bridge the preprint knowledge gap and leverage my resilience to advocate effectively for open science.

What are you excited about in science communication?

My primary interest in science communication lies in advocating for openness in scientific research and dissemination. I firmly believe that openness is essential to ensuring global equity in access to scientific knowledge.

Ask me about….

Beyond my professional and academic interests, one of the most fulfilling aspects of my life revolves around parenting. As a mother to a vibrant 6-year-old son, I find immense joy and learning in the journey of raising him. Parenting has opened up a world of creativity, patience, and perspective that enriches every other area of my life. Engaging in activities with my son, whether it’s exploring the outdoors, reading bedtime stories, or navigating the wonders and challenges of growth together, has been incredibly rewarding. The insights and experiences gained through parenting are among my favorite topics to discuss and share with others, offering a heartfelt glimpse into the adventures that come with nurturing a young life.

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