Jennifer Hesser

MS 1st year

My interests pertain to the health and immunology of marine organisms. More specifically, I am curious about how environmental factors influence organismal health and how to use molecular tools to understand such concepts.  Throughout my master's I am planning on building my skill set to include transcriptomics, comparative genomics, and bioinformatics. 


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Department of Biomedical Sciences, Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine, Hatfield Marine Science Center, Oregon State University

Education

2020-2022

M.S in Comparative Health Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

  

2015-2019

B.S in Marine Biology, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Minor: Chemistry
Honors thesis: Development of wound healing in echinoderm embryos

Research Experience

Fall 2019

Research Experience for Undergraduates – Mote Marine Laboratory; Discovering new antibiotics from environmental bacteria; PI: Andrea Tarnecki

 

  

Summer 2019

Field Work – Assisting Dr. Cynthia Trowbridge with long-term ecological monitoring of Europe’s first marine reserve: Lough Hyne, Ireland.

  

F 2018 - S 2019

Student Research Assistant – Oregon Institute of Marine Biology. Wound Healing in Echinoderms; Transgenesis
PI: Dr. George von Dassow

  

Fall 2018

Research Project – First reports of Emplectonema neesii, Prosorhochmus claparedii (both Nemertea: Hoplonemertea), and Lineus clandestinus (Nemertea: Heteronemertea) in Lough Hyne, Ireland; Assisting Dr. Cynthia Trowbridge with DNA barcoding of Nemertean worms within Europe’s first marine reserve.

 

Skills

Microscopy

Confocal
DIC
SEM
Fluorescence
Injection

Molecular/ Microbiology Work

DNA isolation and purification

PCR
Gel Electrophoresis

Editing sequences in Geneious

BLAST sequences against GenBank

Bacterial cloning

RNA synthesis

Computer Programs

Microsoft Office
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Geneious
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