Jennifer Trowbridge – Principal Investigator
Jen received her BSc in Genetics and PhD in Microbiology & Immunology from The University of Western Ontario. Her postdoctoral training was with HHMI Investigator Stuart H. Orkin at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Jen has received an American Society of Hematology (ASH) Scholar Award, the V Scholar Award and the Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholar in Aging Award. She is an Associate Professor at The Jackson Laboratory and at Tufts University School of Medicine.
Kira Young – Postdoctoral Fellow
Kira received her BS in Chemical Engineering and PhD in Functional Genomics from the University of Maine. Kira’s project focuses on understanding causative changes driving hematopoietic aging, particularly in terms of alterations in the hematopoietic cell-extrinsic bone marrow microenvironment. Kira has previously received fellowship funding through a JAX T32 training grant and the JAX Pyewacket fellowship award. Kira is currently a Scholar of the American Society of Hematology (ASH).
Jennifer Myers SanMiguel – Postdoctoral Fellow
Jen received her BA in Biology from Colby College and PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Pennsylvania. Jen conducted her thesis work in the laboratory of Dr. Marisa Bartolomei studying the epigenetic regulator TET1 and its role during developmental epigenetic reprogramming. She joined the lab in August of 2018. Jen is the recipient of fellowship funding through a JAX T32 training grant.
Eraj Khokhar – Ph.D. Student
Eraj received his BS in Biology from Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering, Lahore University in Pakistan. Eraj is currently a PhD candidate in the University of Maine Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Engineering (GSBSE). He began his thesis work in the lab in August 2015. Eraj’s project focuses on epigenetic regulation of hematopoietic stem cell fate decisions and how these are altered in aging and cancer. Eraj is the recipient of a Thurgood Marshall Tuition Scholarship from the University of Maine.
Liz Eudy – Research Assistant
Liz received her BS in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Connecticut. Liz joined the lab as a Research Assistant in March 2018 with previous experience as an intern and undergraduate researcher at UConn and prior to that as a certified veterinary technician.
Kristina Mujica – Research Assistant
Tina received her BS in Wildlife Biology from Unity College. She joined the lab as a Research Assistant in January 2019 with previous experience as an animal care technician and veterinary technician.
Former Lab Members
Sneha Borikar, PhD, current: scientist, Novartis
JAX Summer Student program:
Teniola Idowu, current: undergraduate, Penn State
Zollie Yavarow, current: PhD candidate, Duke University
Matthew Loberg, current: MD/PhD candidate, Vanderbilt
Jennifer Ditano, current: PhD candidate, Dartmouth College
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