Jennifer Hull, Graduate student
Jennifer started working in the lab as an undergraduate and has continued as a Master's student working on an algae biofuels project studying the metabolic pathways involved in lipid catabolism.She has worked closely with Emily Trentacoste to study lipase activity, which is responsible for the breakdown of lipids. Her current project involves the characterization of a potential lipase from the diatom T. pseudonana. To isolate the suspected lipase she has utilized techniques including molecular cloning, protein expression, western blotting, and protein purification. Outside the lab she enjoys bicycling, running, and slacklining.