Research Associate I
Dr. Jenifer Coburn Laboratory
Degrees - B.A. in Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
M.S. in Biomedical Sciences
At MCW since August, 2008
What brought you to MCW?
I was coming back to Milwaukee after finishing Grad school in New Mexico. MCW had interesting research in infectious disease.
What are you working on now?
I work on Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme disease) mostly doing mouse work to determine the impact of various genes on mouse infectivity. I also work with ticks to determine the transmissibility of mutant B. burgdorferi in ticks to mice.
What is your favorite thing about your position?
Discovering new things about a disease that impacts many people.
Hobbies and outside of work interests?
I love reading fiction and spending time with my pets Anakin (a bunny) and Obi-wan (a golden retriever mix).
Interesting "Fun Fact"?
My life goal is to visit all of the National Parks. I've got about 10% under my belt so far!