Elebeoba E. May

Elebeoba E. May headshot
Associate Professor
330 North Orchard Street
Madison WI 53715
Preferred pronouns: she/her/hers
Joined WID: 2022


As Director of the Multi-scale Immunobiology Design, Algorithms, and Simulation (MIDAS) Lab, Dr. May’s research focuses on the design of integrated quantitative and empirical platforms for the development of multi-scale, predictive models of biological systems. The emphasis of her work is on the development of engineering solutions to address challenges in the areas of chronic infection and disease, biodefense, and the growing field of biomanufacturing. Additional research thrust areas draw on coding theory, information and communication theory to model and investigate fundamental biological processes such as gene expression and microbial communication-enabled adaptation.

Dr. May is a recipient of an NIH/NHLBI K25 Quantitative Research Career Development Award, the NSF Directors Award for Superior Accomplishment, and Women of Color Research Sciences and Technology Award. Her research has been supported by grants from the DoE, DTRA, NIH, and NSF.


  • BS, Computer Engineering, North Carolina State University
  • MS, Computer Engineering, North Carolina State University
  • PhD, Computer Engineering, North Carolina State University


Sandia National Laboratories University of Houston NSF Program Director, Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences.