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A two-year training program in genomics and data science for recent college graduates that prepares you for the rigors of a Ph.D. program. 

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Alisha Tillman

Undergraduate Institution: Alabama A&M University

Undergraduate Major: Biology

JAX PI: Ewelina Bolcun-Filas, Ph.D.

After JAX, Alisha went on to pursue an M.D. at Auburn University Via School of Medicine.


Ashley Tucker

Undergraduate Institution: Rochester Institute of Technology

Undergraduate Major: Biomedical Sciences

JAX PI: Carol Bult, Ph.D.

Ashley worked alongside Dr. Julie Wells and Dr. Carol Bult to develop and characterize a mouse model of metastatic lung cancer.

After JAX, Ashley went on to pursue an MD-PhD at UConn Health.

Christian Monroy Hernandez

Undergraduate Institution: University of New Orleans

Undergraduate Major: Biological Sciences

JAX PI: Elissa Chesler, Ph.D.

In the Chesler lab, Christian's research focused on understanding how genetics and environmental factors like stress contribute to addiction.

After JAX, Christian went on to pursue an MD-PhD at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Jin Komerska

Undergraduate Institution: Grinnell College

Undergraduate Major: Biological Chemistry

JAX PI: George Weinstock, Ph.D.

In the Weinstock lab, Jin investigated the difference in treatment outcomes for cancer patients undergoing immunotherapy with immune checkpoint inhibitors, drugs that boost the human immune response against tumors.

After JAX, Jin went on to pursue an MD-PhD at University of Wisconsin - Madison.

Oraya Zinder

Undergraduate Institution: University of Vermont

Undergraduate Major: Molecular Genetics

JAX PI: Laura Reinholdt, Ph.D.

In the Reinholdt lab, Oraya worked to identify causative mutations of phenotypically mutant mice.

After JAX, Oraya went on to pursue a Ph.D. in Molecular & Cellular Biology at University of Illinois - Chicago.

Taylor Wade

Undergraduate Institution: University of Connecticut 

Undergraduate Major: Engineering, Bioengineering & Biomedical Engineering

JAX PI: Roel Verhaak, Ph.D.

In the Verhaak lab, Taylor investigated mitochondrial genome evolution in gliomas under therapy.

After JAX, Taylor went on to pursue a Ph.D. in Cell & Molecular Biology at Duke University. 

Tom Murdy

Undergraduate Institution: Brandeis University

Undergraduate Major: Biology

JAX PI: Catherine Kaczorowski, Ph.D.

In the Kaczorowski lab, Tom investigated the role of genetic diversity in MRI-detectable signatures of cell density and organization in the brain.

After JAX, Tom plans to pursue an MD-PhD.