Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Morehouse College
Visiting Professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Visiting Assistant Professor 2010-2012
Hosted by Prof. Timothy Swager, Department of Chemistry
Juana Mendenhall is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Morehouse College and a Visiting Professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (2014). Her research interests focus on smart therapeutic biomaterials, polymer chemistry and nanotechnology.
Prof. Mendenhall earned a B.S. from North Carolina A&T State University in 1998 and her PhD from Clark Atlanta University in 2006. Prior to her appointment at Morehouse, she carried out postdoctoral work at both Emory and Cornell universities.
As an MLK Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and with Prof. Timothy Swager as her host, Prof. Mendenhall sought to develop cohesive long-term collaborations between Morehouse College and MIT’s research laboratories in chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science and biomedical engineering. She was accompanied to MIT by two of her undergraduate students, Da’sean Green and Brandon Lynch, who worked in her lab while participating in the MIT Summer Research Program (MSRP). The MSRP seeks to promote the value of graduate education; to improve the research enterprise through increased diversity; and to prepare and recruit the best and brightest for graduate education at MIT.