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Dr. Jennifer A. Bennett

Department of Biology and Earth Science

Visiting Assistant Professor

Duquesne University, MS and PHD in Biology
La Roche College, BA in Biology and Chemistry

Research and Teaching Interests
During the past four years, Jennifer has established a new microbial genetics research laboratory. Jennifer continues to work with undergraduate students at Otterbein to study novel developmental genes in a pharmacologically important bacterium. Her research program uses microscopy, genetics, biochemistry, bioinformatics and statistics to study the new genes her students have identified.

Professional Affiliations and Awards

  • Graduate Teaching Award for the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
Personal Bio
Jennifer performed a teaching post-doctoral fellowship at Juniata College where she was also the principal investigator of her own microbial genetics research laboratory. Her research focuses on the identification of new genes in a pharmacologically important bacterium. Her laboratory has found several new genes that are currently being characterized by Otterbein students.

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