• Founding Program Director, Convergence Accelerator Program, National Science Foundation (NSF), 2019 – 2022
  • Lead Program Director for NSF engagement with Africa and the Middle East in the Office of International Science and Engineering, 2014-2019
  • Director, CUBRC Center for International Science and Technology Advancement, supporting international cooperative research efforts funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Department of Defense, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of State, 2010-2014 (other titles 2006-2010)
  • Fulbright Scholar conducting regional research on development of innovation ecosystems in the Middle East, focusing on Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Jordan, 2008-2009
  • Senior Program Associate, Research Competitiveness Program and Science and Technology Policy Fellowships Program, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2003-2006
  • Postdoctoral research in biochemistry and bioinformatics, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, 2001-2003
  • Lecturer and Postdoctoral Research Fellow in biochemistry at the University of Texas at Austin, 1997-2000
  • Graduate research in synthetic organic chemistry focused on organometallic structures with applications to catalysis and biochemistry

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