About Otonye Braide-Moncoeur
Otonye Braide-Moncoeur is a Bioanalytical Chemist with an interest in the fundamental chemical and physical characteristics that govern molecular interactions in biomembrane dependent pathways. Her dissertation work provided extensive training in the study of protein-lipid interactions in the lung surfactant; and fueled her continued research efforts while serving as an Assistant Professor at her previous institution.
Through her experiences within higher education and her involvement with the Biophysical Society, she discovered her passion for student mentorship. She has worked to help students bridge the gap between their perceived limitations when it comes to mastering difficult course content, and the ongoing development of their innate skill sets. This discrepancy in student perception has led her to create classroom dynamics that challenge students to see themselves as active contributors to scientific inquiry.
At Northeastern, she will teach Bioanalytical Chemistry while serving as a full-time faculty member in the Biochemistry program.
Aside from academics, she enjoys traveling, loves mountains and various bodies of water, sings with the worship team at her church, and getting to know people.