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Dr Jennifer Dow

MSci PhD

Research Fellow
Pathogen Molecular Biology

Room
204

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Jennifer originally trained as a medicinal chemist, obtaining an integrated Masters degree in Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry in 2004 from the University of Glasgow. She then joined the Wellcome Trust 4 year PhD programme at the University of Dundee in 2009, choosing to focus her research on the proofreading capacity of molybdoenzymes in E. coli in the lab of Prof. Tracy Palmer. 

After finishing her PhD in 2014 she completed a Wellcome Trust sponsored policy internship at the Academy of Medical Sciences, focussing on compiling evidence for the House of Commons on Antimicrobial Resistance. Following her intership she worked as a Grants Adviser at the Wellcome Trust, managing various schemes including the Translation Fund and the Affordable Healthcare in India scheme. 

She started working in the glycoengineering group of Prof. Brendan Wren in Sept 2015, where she initally focussed on glycosylation systems in Francisella sp. 

Affiliations

Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases
Department of Pathogen Molecular Biology

Centres

Antimicrobial Resistance Centre

Teaching

Control of Infectious Diseases MSc tutor

Infectious Diseases Distance learning MSc tutor

Research

Jennifer is embedded with the glycoengineering group of Prof. Brendan Wren's lab, where the focus is on both the understanding of glycosylation system in bacteria and how they pertain to pathogenicity and on how these glycosylation systems can be utilised and adapted to make glycoconjugate vaccines.  

Research Area
Bacteria
Vaccines
Discipline
Bacteriology
Biochemistry
Microbiology
Molecular biology
Disease and Health Conditions
Infectious disease