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Jennifer Hood-DeGrenier
Associate Professor
508-929-8307 jhooddegrenier@worcester.edu
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ST-310F
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Bio

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.

Education
1995
Williams College
Chemistry, Concentration in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
BA
2000
Harvard University
Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Ph.D.
2000-2002
University of California, San Francisco
Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology
Postdoctoral Fellow