The CBR, in collaboration with the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, invites you to our second virtual Career “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) Café on Thursday, Oct 1, 2020 from 10-11 am over Zoom. The aim of this series is to provide a casual and intimate networking environment where attendees can learn about diverse science career paths, gain insight about the job market around the world, and directly ask questions to the professionals.
Our mentor is M&I alum Dr. Jennifer Rowland, AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the US Department of Agriculture.
Dr. Jennifer Rowland currently works as a AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the US Department of Agriculture, bringing her bacteriology and molecular biology knowledge to complex regulatory problems. Jennifer received a BS degree from the University of Wisconsin in Bacteriology. After graduating she worked for three years in Dr. Robert Landick’s lab, studying bacterial transcription regulation, basic mechanisms underpinning all of cellular life. Jennifer then moved to the Niederweis lab at the University of Alabama at Birmingham to study the role of metals in controlling TB infections. As a postdoctoral fellow in the Finlay lab at the University of British Columbia, she investigated epigenetic changes in host cells induced by Salmonella infection. After so many years in academic labs, Jennifer is excited to apply science to regulations and policy development.