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Jennifer Hood-DeGrenier
Associate Professor
508-929-8307 jhooddegrenier@worcester.edu
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I am a cell and molecular biologist with interests in genetics, biochemistry, cancer biology, and science writing. Most of my research has been conducted using the budding yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) model system. I have investigated the role of protein localization and phosphorylation in regulating cellular processes, particularly the cell division cycle and cell morphogenesis. Recently, I have also begun to investigate factors that promote cancer metastasis using mammalian cells grown in culture. I will be on sabbatical in the Spring 2019 semester, gaining skills to pursue additional research in the arena of cancer biology. I enjoy introducing students to the research process and the excitement of new discoveries as well as helping them to develop strong scientific communications skills.

Williams College
Chemistry, Concentration in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Harvard University
Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
University of California, San Francisco
Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology
Postdoctoral Fellow