Jerelle A Joseph

I develop multiscale computational approaches to study how cells organise their contents via liquid-liquid phase separation (i.e., without membranes)

What motivated you to pursue a career in science?

Growing up in the Caribbean, if you were “good at school” you were automatically expected to pursue medicine or law. Though I had considered both career paths neither seemed like a good fit for me. I loved chemistry and mathematics, so I decided to study these subjects at the undergrad level. However, I learned early on in my career that I was very clumsy at wet labs! Fortunately, during the final year of undergrad, I was introduced to the beautiful world of computational chemistry/physics. I had no idea what I would do with it or where it would take me, but I loved it and I wanted to know more.

Anything else you'd like to share with us?

I am the founder of CariScholar, which is a Caribbean-based mentoring program. We connect Caribbean students to academics and professionals in their field of study.