Dr. Talha Siddiqui Ph.D. has taught general and organic chemistry at various colleges in greater New York City since 2014 and has been teaching organic chemistry at Columbia University since 2018. She received her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Bryn Mawr College in 2003. While at Bryn Mawr she conducted research on silicon wafers as sensors and new materials for catalytic converters. She continued her education at New York University where she received her doctorate in 2014. At New York University her research focused on using functionalized silver nanoparticles as multimodal MRI contrast agents.