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Jenna Foderaro

Jenna FoderaroPostdoctoral Scholar
Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Jenna originally hails from New Hampshire. She earned her B.S. in Biology with minors in Chemistry, Mathematics, Sociology, and Anthropology from Saint Michael’s College. This led her to chase scientific research at The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and to deliberately pursue a path that would allow her to conduct research aimed at the amelioration of human infections. At the University of Vermont, her graduate work focused on the development of novel molecular and biochemical tools to identify drug targets in the human parasitic pathogens Toxoplasma gondii and Cryptosporidium, both of which are related to Plasmodium (causative agent of malaria). Her current postdoctoral work at Stony Brook University in the laboratory of Dr. James Konopka, focuses on spatially and temporally defining the host oxidative response and its impact on Candida albicans during infection. She spends most of her free moments developing her skills as an inclusive educator and science communicator.

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