Jennifer Robinson is a 2018-2022 Self Graduate Fellow pursuing a Ph.D. in bioengineering. She received a B.S. in chemical and biomolecular engineering in 2016 from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio where she conducted biomedical engineering research for 3 years under Dr. Monica Burdick. Currently, Jenn is working in the tissue engineering field in Dr. Jenny Robinson’s sex-dependent tissue regeneration lab. Her research is focused on determining the impact of estrogen dosing and kinetics on the regenerative behavior of synovium-derived stem cells in 2D and 3D cell culture models. She is also working on designing and fabricating the microfluidic cell culture devices that will be used to conduct studies to develop these models. Jenn currently serves as co-president of the KU Student Chapter of Society for Biomaterials and has served as a Graduate Student Senator on the 2018-2019 Student Senate. She plans to pursue a congressional fellowship after receiving her Ph.D. in order to forge a path towards a career in science policy.
Mentor: Jennifer Robinson, Assistant Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering