Dr. Jennifer is a PhD trained neuroscientist grant writer with over ten years of research experience in a range of fields including behavior, addiction, anatomy, physiology, neurochemistry, molecular biology, mental health research, hematology and oncology.
She has independently written successful NIH proposals including Phase I and II SBIRs, clinical and preclinical R01s, R21s, and UG3/UH3 and U24 collaborative proposals. She has successfully solicited over $9M in research funds independently writing Congressionally-Directed Research Program proposals (CDMRP) and intramural U.S. Army Medical Research Materials Command (USAMRMC) Department of Defense (DoD) awards. She has also written successful proposals for the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PADOH) and Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).
She supported her own training with three fellowship awards including a Graduate Research Supplement Award through the PADOH, a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (F31) from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and a National Research Council Fellowship from the National Academy of Sciences. She holds two Bachelor’s of Science degrees in Biomedical Sciences and Psychology with a minor in Chemistry. She received her PhD in Neuroscience from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. Her graduate work focused upon thalamic involvement in reward and addiction, with specific emphasis on the devaluation of natural reward by drugs of abuse. Her postdoctoral research at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research concentrated on animal models of pain management, and the influence of stress on the experience of pain. Dr. Jennifer has worked as a senior science writer at a cancer research institute, and as a principal investigator conducting laboratory, animal behavior, and human subjects research in a government setting. She is skilled in study design, development and implementation of laboratory and human subjects protocols, regulatory approval, and the full lifecycle of complex projects.
Dr. Jennifer has 27 published manuscripts and peer-reviewed abstracts and has assisted in the development and writing of numerous other manuscripts, book chapters, and scientific abstracts. She understands the process of putting a manuscript together for publication. She enjoys helping other scientists polish their own manuscripts and welcomes the chance to edit papers and grant proposals in neuroscience. She has special expertise in the fields of behavior, addiction and reward, dopaminergic signaling, neuroanatomy, physiology, and neurochemistry.
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