Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Engineering | Cambridge, MA (2014)

Ph.D. in Biological Engineering

University of Mississippi, Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College | Oxford, MS (2008)

B.S. in Chemistry, Magna Cum Laude, Barksdale Honors Scholar

Work History

GlaxoSmithKline | Houston, TX (07/2014 – Present)

Medical Science Liaison, Respiratory Portfolio

MIT Biological Engineering Laboratory of Peter C. Dedon | Cambridge, MA (09/2008 – 07/2014)

Graduate Research Fellow

MIT Emergency Medical Services | Cambridge, MA (04/2009 – 04/2012)

Emergency Medical Technician (04/2009 – 04/2012) and Director of Operations (04/2010 – 04/2011)


  1. Candiracci J, Migeot V, Chionh YH, Bauer F, Brochier T, Russell BS, Shiozaki K, Dedon PC, Hermand D (2019) Reciprocal Regulation of TORC Signaling and tRNA Modifications by Elongator Enforces Nutrient-Dependent Cell Fate. Science Advances 5(6).
  2. Keegan C, Krutzik S, Schenk M, Scumpia PO, Lu J, Pang YLJ, Russell BS, Lim KS, Shell S, Prestwich E, Su D, Elashoff D, Hershberg RM, Bloom BR, Belisle JT, Fortune S, Dedon PC, Pellegrini M, Modlin RL (2018) Mycobacterium tuberculosis Transfer RNA Induces IL-12p70 via Synergistic Activation of Pattern Recognition Receptors within a Cell Network. The Journal of Immunology 200(9): 3244-3258.
  3. Kellner S, DeMott MS, Cheng CP, Russell BS, Cao B, You D, Dedon PC (2017) Oxidation of Phosphorothioate DNA Modifications Leads to Lethal Genomic Instability. Nature Chemical Biology 13(8): 888-894.
  4. Su D, Chan CTY, Gu C, Lim KS, Chionh YH, McBee ME, Russell BS, Babu IR, Begley TJ, Dedon PC (2014) Quantitative Analysis of Ribonucleoside Modifications in tRNA by HPLC-Coupled Mass Spectrometry. Nature Protocols 9(4): 828-841.
  5. Dendroulakis V, Russell BS, Elmquist CE, Trudel LJ, Wogan GN, Deen WM, Dedon PC (2012) A System for Exposing Molecules and Cells to Biologically Relevant and Accurately Controlled Steady-State Concentrations of Nitric Oxide and Oxygen. Nitric Oxide 27(3): 161-168.

Healthcare Experience

MIT Medical Consumers' Advisory Council | Cambridge, MA (09/2013 – 08/2014)

Graduate Student Representative

ClearView Healthcare Partners | Newton, MA (08/2013)

Connect-to-ClearView Summer Intern

Teaching Experience

MIT Department of Biological Engineering | Cambridge, MA (09/2013 – 12/2013)

Teaching Assistant for Fundamentals of Drug Development

MIT Department of Biological Engineering | Cambridge, MA (09/2010 – 12/2011)

Teaching Assistant for Analysis of Biological Networks

Skills & Expertise

Honors & Awards