Ross Lab PI

Jennifer Ross

Education and Career:

Professor Jennifer Ross received her bachelor's degree in physics and mathematics from Wellesley College in 2000. She went on to graduate school at the University of California, Santa Barbara where she worked on the biophysics of microtubules.

After completing her doctoral work in 2004, Dr. Ross joined the labs of Yale Goldman and Erika Holzbaur at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine to pioneer single molecule work on the motor protein cytoplasmic dynein. She started her laboratory at the University of Massachusetts in 2007. In 2013, she received tenure and the rank of Associate Professor.

Honors and Awards:

  1. Scialog Fellow, Research Corporation for Science Advancement, 2014

  2. NSF INSPIRE Award, National Science Foundation, 2013

  3. Margaret Oakley Dayhoff Award, Biophysical Society, 2013

  4. Cottrell Scholars Award, Research Corporation for Science Advancement, 2011

  5. Basil O’Connor Starter Award, March of Dimes Foundation, 2009

  6. Armstrong Fund for Science Award, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2009

  7. Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, National Institutes of Health, 2005

  8. USCB Affiliates Barbara S. Uehling Graduate Dissertation Fellowship (declined), 2004

  9. Ferrando-Fithian Award for Outstanding Woman in Physics, UCSB, 2001

  10. Graduate Assistance in the Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellowship, UCSB, 2000

  11. Phyllis Flemming Physics Prize for Outstanding Physics Major, Wellesley College, 2000

  12. Jerome A. Schiff Fellowship for Thesis Work, Wellesley College 1999

  13. Massachusetts Space Grant Consortium Thesis Fellowship, 1999


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