Jenna is a student in the Cellular and Molecular Pathology program at UW Madison. As a graduate student, Jenna is interested in understanding how visual information is parsed and articulated to the brain via the functional circuits of the retina. Specifically, she is curious about the mechanisms by which synaptic signals differentially shape information pathways and mediate retinal computations.
Jenna has a B.S. in Microbiology from the Ohio State University, where she studied the immune response to tuberculosis infection in elderly patients in the lab of Joanne Turner. She went on to work as a Research Technician studying the microbial genetics of M. tuberculosis in the lab of Michelle Larsen at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York.
In her free time, Jenna enjoys baking, yoga, biking, skiing, camping, running, bartending, and crafting.