About Akeisha Belgrave, Ph.D.

Akeisha Belgrave, Ph.D., Program Lead & Assistant Professor of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Akeisha Belgrave, PhD is Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics & Biological Sciences at Harrisburg University of Science & Technology. She has been teaching in the area of Science and Mathematics for 9 years and has a doctoral degree in the Biomedical Sciences. She conducted research in Cell Analysis and Modeling and Biophysics at the University of Connecticut Heath Center and Princeton University as a doctoral student and postdoctoral student respectively. She has conducted extensive studies on the shape maintenance, motility and antibiotic resistance of rod-shaped bacteria and is currently working with undergraduate students at the university to probe aquatic biofilms towards a healthy ecosystem. Her other research projects include determining the effects of bacterial cell wall turnover towards a change in antibiotic efficacies, motility and cell shape. Her background also extends to Mathematical Modeling and Engineering with experience advising student research projects.