Jennifer graduated from the University of Alberta in 2018 with a B.Sc. in Biological Sciences. As an undergraduate researcher she worked to verify subunits of a chromatin remodeling complex involved in neural tube closure. She followed this with a summer research position at the University of Alberta’s Department of Surgery, staining for hypoxic factors in fibrotic bladder tissue. Jennifer joined Dr. Thomas Drysdale’s lab in September 2018 to pursue an M.Sc. in Physiology and Pharmacology with a Collaborative Specialization in Developmental Biology. She is currently researching an actin binding protein called SHROOM3, looking specifically at the morphological consequences of Shroom3 loss during heart development, as well as the functional role of SHROOM3 in postnatal cardiac physiology.