Jemilat Salami-Oyenuga, Ph.D. is the Associate Director of Academic Affairs for Yale Young Global Scholars. Prior to holding this position, she was the STEM Program Manager for Yale Young Global Scholars. She received her B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Maryland College Park in 2009. After graduation, she worked as an Associate Scientist at BioReliance Inc. in Rockville before going to the University of Pennsylvania as a post-baccalaureate research scholar in the Marmorstein lab. Jemilat went on to receive her Ph.D. in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology from Yale University in 2018. Her doctoral research in the Crews lab focused on studying small molecule protein degraders and natural product derivatives and their potential therapeutic applications.
As an undergraduate student at the University of Maryland, Jemilat tutored several STEM courses. During her time as a Yale graduate student, she served as a teaching fellow for introductory biochemistry and cell biology courses and spent two years working as a McDougal Graduate Teaching fellow for the Yale Center for Teaching and Learning. Jemilat has served as a mentor for Women in Science at Yale and the former Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity. She has also volunteered as a tutor and mentor for New Haven Reads, the New Haven Science Fair program and the New Haven Family Science Nights program.