Courses and Conferences Team

 Courses and Conferences Team, 2019

C&C Team Left to Right: Erin McDevitt, Brent Berwin, Alison Kieffer, Jennifer Corrigan, and Katie Hodgkins 

Brent Berwin, Ph.D., Director, Courses & Conferences –  Brent received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1999 followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at Duke University. He joined Dartmouth in the fall of 2004 as a faculty member in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and also served as Associate Director of Education for the Norris Cotton Cancer Center. In the fall of 2019 he joined The Jackson Laboratory as Director of Courses & Conferences

Jennifer Corrigan, M.S., Program Manager, Education Services – Jennifer specializes in the development and delivery of hands-on technical workshops both in the U.S. and abroad.  These workshops focus on the use of the laboratory mouse in biomedical research.  She brings over two decades of experience in mouse genetics, bioinformatics, nomenclature, mouse surgery and assisted reproductive technologies to the JAX Genomic Education team.

Erin McDevitt, B.A., Manager, Event Planning – Erin manages a portfolio of courses and workshops, develops event budgets and manages the registration efforts of Courses and Conferences. Erin brings over 18 years of experience to the Courses and Conferences team.

Katie Hodgkins, B.A., Course & Conference Planner – Katie joined the education team in 2019 and helps plan, organize and manage administrative support activities for scientific courses, workshops, symposia and other education program events. Previously, Katie was the Recruiting Coordinator in the human resources department at JAX. She graduated in 2016 from College of the Atlantic and has a strong interest in natural history illustration and bridging science and the arts.

Alison Kieffer, MBA, Genomic Education Lab Coordinator – Alison received her bachelor's degree in Biology, with a minor in Chemistry, from the University of Maine at Presque Isle and her MBA from Husson University. Alison manages the Teaching the Genome Generation professional development program, organizes lab courses, and manages the training lab.