Assistant Professor of Biology
California State University - San Marcos
San Marcos, CA
TEACRS Alumna, 2015
I joined TEACRS after completing my PhD in Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. I conducted my research with Sergei Mirkin in the Department of Biology.
My research focused on simple repeats in genomic DNA occur in coding and non-coding regions of the genes throughout the human genome. While short repeats (or longer repeats with interruptions) are stably inherited and have no pathological effects, expanded repeats have been shown to cause over 30 hereditary disorders in humans. I used yeast model systems to investigate the mechanism of expansion for GAA repeats, responsible for Friedreich's ataxia, and CGG repeats, responsible for Fragile X syndrome.
As part of the TEACRS Program, I taught Genetics with lecture and lab at Bunker Hill Community College.
I have accepted a position as a Assistant Professor of Biology at California State University, San Marcos and am continuing my career in this role.
To learn more about Jane's career, visit her California State University webpage.