Ijeoma Meremikwu received her B.Sc. in Computational Biology from Brown University in 2022. She trained as an undergraduate researcher in the laboratory of Dr. William Fairbrother, studying de novo splicing variants, where she learned PCR techniques and library design.

She spent the summer of 2021 in the Vahedi Lab at the University of Pennsylvania, learning bulk-RNA-seq and ATAC-seq analysis to understand genome regulation of T-cell differentiation. For her honors thesis, Ijeoma learned variant analysis to study temporal changes in the malaria genome in the laboratory of Dr. Jeffrey Bailey at the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, she volunteered as an editor and animator with Brown University Scitoons to communicate science topics (including viruses, vaccines, and COVID-testing) via animated cartoon storytelling.  

Research Statement

Ijeoma's research focuses on understanding the role of Paxbp1 in T-cell differentiation. She is interested in how the transcriptome and epigenome regulate immune response to infections.


Computational Biology B.Sc.
Brown University


Undergraduate Researcher (2020 – 2022)
Dr. Jeffrey Bailey, Brown University

Summer Undergraduate Researcher (May 2021 - August 2021)
Dr. Golnaz Vahedi, University of Pennsylvania

Undergraduate Researcher (2019 – 2020)
Dr. William Fairbrother, Brown University

Last Updated: January 2023