Krista Geister, Ph.D.

Study Director

Generation, validation, and optimization of mouse models of rare genetic disorders.

Genetics and developmental biology have always fascinated me, and these two interests, combined with my commitment to patients and their families, have driven my passion to understand the molecular basis of developmental disorders. During my graduate and postdoctoral phases of my research career, I have identified and characterized a number of spontaneous mutations in mice. I have a fantastic opportunity here at The Jackson Laboratory to utilize my expertise to validate and expand upon our existing offerings of models of rare genetic disorders.

Education and experience


The University of Michigan
Ph.D, Cellular and Molecular Biology
Advisor: Sally A. Camper, Ph.D.

Grand Valley State University
B.S., Cellular and Molecular Biology


Seattle Children's Research Institute
Postdoctoral Fellow
Advisor: David R. Beier, M.D., Ph.D.

Grand Valley State University
Undergraduate Research Assistant