Jonathan

Crissman

Jonathan Crissman is pictured.
PhD Graduate Student
Short Research Description: 

Previous Institution: Virginia Commonwealth University

Full Research Description: 

My initial interest in biology was sparked by a love of insects, so I began studying parasitoid wasps and their caterpillar hosts as an undergraduate at Virginia Commonwealth University. I went on to earn a M.S. in Entomology from North Carolina State University studying German cockroach population genetic structure with Drs. Coby Schal and Ed Vargo. From there I took a position at Princeton University with Dr. Leonid Kruglyak working to characterize the population and evolutionary genetics of global C. elegans strains. Later projects included forward genetic screens and high-throughput quantitative genetic assays in C. elegans. 

I would like my research at Columbia to retain a strong genetic component, but with more focus on molecular and cellular biology than my previous work. 

I was raised in a small town in Virginia, but my career has taken me to progressively bigger cities and further North up the East Coast: From Richmond and Raleigh to Philadelphia, and now New York. I look forward to all of the great bars and restaurants that this city has to offer, and I plan to see as many concerts and plays as I can find time for, and to see the Phillies whenever they come to Citi Field.

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