Jessica Jacob Ph.D

College of Natural and Computational Sciences - Department of Natural Science

LECTURER OF BIOLOGY

 

EDUCATION:

  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Disease Mitigation, Oregon State University
  • DVM, Veterinary Medical Sciences, University of Florida
  • M.S., Marine Science, Hawaii Pacific University
  • M.S., Marine Biology, Hawaii Pacific University
  • B.S., double major: Marine Science and Geographic Information Systems, Colorado Northwestern Community College

 

COURSES TAUGHT:

  • BIOL 3171: Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory
  • BIOL 2050/2052: General Biology
  • BIOL 2051/2053: General Biology Laboratory

 

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS:

Marine Mammal Biology, Infectious Diseases in Aquatic Organisms, Disease Mitigation Strategies including Vaccines and Probiotics, Molecular Biology, Microbiology

 

PERSONAL INTERESTS:

Traveling, Scuba Diving, Spending Time on the Beach, Making Memories with Family and Friends

 

TEACHING INTERESTS:

I strive to create a learning environment that is respectful and engaging for my students.  Additionally, I try to make the material relevant to real-world applications, so my students will be better prepared for their future careers.  I have experience teaching both in person and online classes.

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

My research aims to discover, characterize, and mitigate infectious diseases, specifically diseases caused by bacterial and viral pathogens, in marine organisms.  I am particularly interested in understanding which diseases are present in marine mammals and the impact of those diseases on individuals and populations.  I am also interested in understand how we can mitigate these diseases using vaccines and probiotics. 

 

 

Jessica Jacob

Lecturer
Ph.D

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