lab superpower(s): cloning, writing extremely polite emails

Vintus Okonkwo


research technologist

"I was always the squarest person in the cool room, and alternatively, sometimes the weirder person at the mainstream table." - John Mulaney

Hailing from Jos, Nigeria, Vintus moved to Boston to study biochemistry at Tufts University after suspiciously obtaining a lot of money from no particular source. He joined the Lingwood Lab in 2018 and worked his way into becoming our resident lab manager and research technologist. He is also the lab's lentiviral transfection expert.

His hobbies include taking beautiful photos, gaming, roasting innocent members of the lab, and trying to make money off of NFTs. Vintus denies all allegations of being the notorious Nigerian Prince.