University College London
Research Project: Suspended animation and stress response in living matter
Supervisors: Guillaume Charras (UCL)
Jessica graduated from UCL with a BSc in Natural Sciences (specialising in Molecular & Cell Biology and Mathematics & Statistics). Over the course of her undergraduate degree, she has undertaken short projects in various labs. These include the Baum lab at LMCB, where she performed image analysis using machine learning methods to study the nuclear division in S. pombe, and the Banerjee lab at UCL, where she modelled the size control mechanism in C. crescentus . Her research experience has led to her interest in Biophysics and Computational Biology. In her PhD project, she wishes to explore the states of suspended animation in living cells, through understanding the changes in the physical properties of cell structures in response to loss of oxygen, ATP, water and heat.