Hi, I'm Marsalis.

I'm a PhD student in Biomedical Engineering and a Doctorate student in Physical Therapy. My goal is teach at a university level while running my own neural engineering research lab. I aim to offer a reflection of my experiences as I continue my journey of achieving this goal.



CSM is the largest meeting directly targeted at professional physical therapists and students, as well as researchers and other members connected to the PT community. It's an annual opportunity for everyone around the nation to connect and learn from other via seminars, platform speeches,...


HPREP is a program designed to have current students in neurology, engineering, physical therapy, orthopedics and acute care interact with underrepresented high-school students around the Chicago area who show an interest in pursuing a career in the medical field.


Mission and Services The Mission of Chicago Youth Programs (CYP) is to improve the health and life opportunities of at-risk youth using a comprehensive approach aimed at developing their capabilities. CYP provides over 40 comprehensive programs to...

My Journey Until this Point

Back in 2015, I attended Beyond Graduate School Success: UNDERREPRESENTED MINORITIES IN STEM, held by Northwestern University and I had a great conversation with one of the panelists, Joseph E. Hibdon Jr. We spoke about his journey to becoming an assistant professor at Northeastern Illinois University, and he offered some...