Jennifer is a Bioinformatics and Computational Biomedicine PhD student at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). She is interested in the use of genomics technologies to understand development of the musculoskeletal system, and her current work focuses on using single-cell transcriptomics to study tendon development for the Schweitzer lab at Shriners Hospital. She previously worked with bulk transcriptomics data in the Baranzini lab at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) to investigate gene expression in brain tissue from patients with Multiple Sclerosis. Jennifer began her learning about musculoskeletal biology in the Calos lab at Stanford University, where she both assisted with gene editing and cell therapy projects to treat muscular dystrophies, and developed expertise in a condition called arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC). It is her commitment to developing treatments for AMC that drives her passion for understanding how musculoskeletal tissues develop and function.
Areas of interest
- arthrogryposis multiplex congenita
- musculoskeletal biology
- developmental biology
- regenerative medicine
- B.S., Santa Clara University, Santa Clara California United States 2010
- National Library of Medicine Fellowship, 2018-2019