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Ph. D. student 2016-present Natural Products and Human Health, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ.
B. Sc. 2012-2016 Biology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.

Research Experience

2016-present Evaluating the biological activity of isothiocyanate-rich moringa seed extract in a Collagen Induced Rheumatoid Arthritis model; Advisor – I. Raskin. Department of Plant Biology and Pathology, SEBS, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.
2015-2016 Undergraduate Researcher in Judy Zhang lab, Environmental Chemistry – Temple University.
2014-2015 Undergraduate Researcher in the Jody Hey Lab, Center for Computational Genetics and Genomics – Temple University.

Awards and Honors

  • 2016 – present. NIH (RUP)-IMSD Research Fellowship.
  • 2016. Golden Key Honor Society.
  • 2014-2016. NIH MARC U*Star scholar.


  • Jaja-Chimedza, A., Zhang, L., Wolff, K., Graf, B. L., Kuhn, P., Moskal, K., Carmouche, R., Newman, S., Salbaum, J. M., Raskin, I. A dietary isothiocyanate-enriched moringa (Moringa oleifera) seed extract improves glucose tolerance in a high-fat-diet mouse model and modulates the gut microbiome. J. Functional Foods, Vol. 47, pp. 376-385, 2018.