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Jessica Malzahn

Laboratory Research Technician

Jessica Malzahn is a Laboratory Research Technician in the Oppermann Group.

Jess’s main focus is performing histology and other molecular biology-based methods for the Research Alliance on Women’s Health.  This is a multi-target collaboration between the University of Oxford and Bayer HealthCare focusing on endometriosis and uterine fibroids with the goal of discovering and developing innovative treatment options for these diseases.    

Jess obtained her BSc in Microbiology 2005 from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse.  In 2009, she joined the lab of Dr Phalguni Gupta in Graduate School of the University of Pittsburgh to obtain her MSc in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology.

The majority of Jess’s work experience has taken place in Biotech companies.  Most recently, she worked as a Molecular Biologist in the Biology Advanced Research and Development Group at LiCor Biosciences, Inc in Lincoln, NE, USA, conducting research and testing methods to improve protein detection.  Before obtaining her MSc, Jessica worked in the Quality Control Group at Targeted Genetics Corp in Seattle, WA, USA, conducting stability and release testing, assay development and qualification on the company’s Adeno-associated virus gene therapy products.

Jess uses her spare time learning Italian (her husband’s native language), learning to drive a manual transmission, and learning how to parent a toddler.