PhD Student (Biophysics)
Originally from Hillsborough, North Carolina, Jenifer Brown found her love of science at a young age. After graduating from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, she attended Harvard University. During her time there, she worked on her undergraduate thesis under Dr. Rachelle Gaudet. Her thesis project included engineering a chimeric transmembrane protein, natural resistance-associated protein (NRAMP), for antibody co-crystallization. Although her protein crystals did not lead to a structure, she became very interested in protein structure and X-ray crystallography. She graduated from Harvard in 2015 with a major in Chemistry, and subsequently spent one year teaching English in Murcia, Spain. After her year of fun, she came to Stanford and is now a Biophysics graduate student. With Dr. Lingyin Li, Jenifer hopes to continue her foray into protein biochemistry in a subject area that has the potential to help many people.