Originally from a small town in central Illinois, Jessica received her B.S. in molecular and cellular biology with a minor in chemistry from Illinois State University. During her years at Illinois State, Jessica studied infectious disease in the lab of Dr. Marjorie Jones. At the urging of her former mentor, who had previously graduated from UT Health San Antonio in ’82, she joined the Integrated Biomedical Science Program and the Physiology and Pharmacology department. Her interest shifted from infectious disease to Alzheimer’s disease (AD) as she joined Dr. Sarah Hopp’s lab. Jessica is now in her third year and studies calcium, mitochondria, and microglia in AD.
Hobbies and Interests:
Knitting, Sewing, Biking
Bachelors of Arts and Science, Molecular and Cellular Biology with a minor in Chemistry, Illinois State University