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Jennifer Zieba, PhD

Jen earned her PhD in human genetics at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is currently a project scientist in the orthopedic surgery department at UCLA where she works on identifying mutations and possible treatments for rare genetic musculoskeletal disorders. Jen enjoys teaching and communicating complex scientific concepts to a wide audience and is a freelance writer for The Scientist's Creative Services Team.

Articles by Jennifer Zieba, PhD
Copepod (Zooplankton) are a group of small crustaceans found in the marine and freshwater habitat.
Combining Climate Stressors Leads to Unique Changes in the Genome
Jennifer Zieba, PhD | Mar 20, 2023 | 3 min read
Researchers found that copepod genomes adapt in distinct ways when simultaneously exposed to multiple environmental conditions.
A man working at a computer late at night
Shift Work Early in Life Results in Increased Stroke Severity in Middle Age
Jennifer Zieba, PhD | Jan 11, 2023 | 3 min read
Researchers found that shifted sleep/wake cycles in young rats result in increased functional deficits and mortality following stroke later in life.
3D image of monkeypox virus.
Monkeypox Virus Has Potential to Be Sexually Transmitted
Jennifer Zieba, PhD | Jan 9, 2023 | 4 min read
Researchers discovered monkeypox virus in primate testicular tissues.
Neuronal network with electrical activity of neuron cells in 3D
How Do Neurons Work?
Jennifer Zieba, PhD | Dec 15, 2022 | 6 min read
Neurons transmit information through the body via chemical signals and electrical impulses.
X-ray view of human brain with blood vessels
ApoA1 Identified as a Novel Target for ALS Therapy
Jennifer Zieba, PhD | Dec 12, 2022 | 3 min read
Researchers found that the ApoA1 protein can restore ALS epithelial cell survival in vitro.
3D cubes with DNA sequencing ACGT and double helix
Brush Up: High Throughput Sequencing Technologies
Jennifer Zieba, PhD | Nov 15, 2022 | 1 min read
High throughput sequencing is a versatile technology that revolutionized the field of genetics.
Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine: A New Frontier in Repairing Organ Damage
Brush Up: Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Jennifer Zieba, PhD | Oct 17, 2022 | 4 min read
A new frontier in repairing organ damage
Lipid nanoparticle delivers treatment to a cancer cell.
Researchers Develop a CRISPR-Based Therapy That Penetrates Solid Tumors
Jennifer Zieba, PhD | Oct 10, 2022 | 3 min read
By packaging lipid nanoparticles with elements that decrease the fibrous nature of solid tumors, researchers can deliver CRISPR therapies in a more efficient manner.
A wrecking ball destroying a malignant cell as a 3D illustration
Armored CAR T Cells Break Through Immune Suppression in Solid Tumors
Jennifer Zieba, PhD | Sep 26, 2022 | 3 min read
Researchers determined the safety and antitumor ability of genetically engineered CAR T cells that circumvent immune suppression in a prostate cancer phase I clinical trial.