Hello! My name is Emmanuela Ohaeri. I am originally from Nigeria, but have lived in Lansing, Michigan since 1998. I completed my undergraduate studies in chemistry at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI and moved to West Lafayette to begin my graduate career in the Department of Chemistry Ph.D. program in 2008 and I joined the Tao lab in August 2011.
My general research interests are in medicinal chemistry and chemical applications to biologically relevant problems. My work in the Tao group involves a chemical approach to studying signaling protein phosphorylation.
When not at work, I enjoy spending time outdoors, playing sports or hiking, and spending time with friends.