B.S. Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech 2014
Jackie is a PhD student in the Bioengineering department at UCSD. She graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.S in biological systems engineering and a minor in mathematics in 2014. She completed her undergraduate laboratory and senior design work in Dr. Warren Ruder’s lab studying synthetic biology with application to environmental issues. She focused on learning and understanding natural, microbial biological systems and reengineering those systems to detect contaminants in Virginia’s private water sources. In the Yeo lab, Jackie is focusing on designing a pooled CRISPR screen to trace pluripotent stem cell lineage commitment using high-throughput sequencing.
- Einstein JM, Yeo GW. Making the cut in the dark genome. Science. 2016 Nov 11;354(6313):705-706.