Wednesday, August 24, 2016

BAHS Alumna Jessica Willis

Jessica Willis, BAHS aluma, is currently a doctoral student
 at Lehigh University. Jessica earned both her bachelor's
and master's degree in biology from BAHS.
Dr. William Coleman was her research mentor. 
BAHS welcomed back alumna Jessica Willis, B.S. (2013) and M.S. Biology (2015), who stopped by for a visit recently to reconnect with faculty and staff. Jessica is currently a student in the doctoral program in biological sciences in the Integrated Neurosciences track at Lehigh University.  Jessica is working in the laboratory of Dr. Julie Miwa, a neuroscientist who studies the cholinergic system using a multidisciplinary approach.  The aim of Jessica's dissertation research is to understand the role of Lynx 1, an important regulatory protein, as a modulator of the nicotinic receptor. She is currently working on developing techniques for calcium imaging in mammalian cell culture lines. Jessica will be a teaching assistant in the Genetics laboratory this fall at Lehigh and is the treasurer of the Biology Organization of Graduate Students. Have a great academic year Jessica!