Briana Simms, PhD

2021 - 2023

The Beyoncé of Dendrimers. Briana joined the Segura Lab in June of 2021. She obtained her B.S. in Biochemistry from the Xavier University of Louisiana in 2016 and completed her Ph.D. at the University of Mississippi in May of 2021. Trained as a polymer chemist, Briana’s previous research focuses on the design and synthesis of novel amphiphilic block copolymers for applications in therapeutic delivery. In addition to the science, Briana also has her own business dedicated to S.T.E.M. Education! She believes that S.T.E.M. should be accessible to all that want to learn, and she spends her free time creating and developing S.T.E.M-based projects for junior scholars across the globe.