Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases Student Profile
PhD student, Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases
The Cells and Genetics course taught by her undergraduate mentor set Jordan on her research path of studying the effects of nutrition at the suborganismal level. Working in the lab of Assistant Professor James Mitchell, whose research attracted her to HSPH, Jordan is studying dietary modulations that may cause adaptive responses in mouse models.
Specifically, she is focusing on the effects of limiting protein and some amino acids, and on which genetic pathways are activated by these deficits. She likes the small laboratory environment, where she can learn all aspects of the work, from breeding and feeding to high-level data analysis.
Jordan has found a great community in her program. She enjoys co-chairing social events, taking advantage of professional opportunities at HSPH and in the Longwood Medical Area, and being an international graduate student host at Harvard. Jordan has benefited from having strong female mentors, and she intends to play a similar role in her own career to help advance women in science.
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