Jennifer received her B.A. in 2004 from Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH. Soon after graduation she started graduate school at the University of New Hampshire, in Durham, NH. She graduated in 2007 with her Master’s in Animal Science. After graduation she began working in UNE's microbiology department in the College of Osteopathic Medicine for Ling Cao, M.D., Ph.D., and James Vaughn, Ph.D, where she managed Dr. Cao’s lab for 7 years. In December 2014, she earned her M.P.H. though UNE. Jennifer is now the Program Coordinator and Evaluator for the COBRE grant under Ian Meng, Ph.D, where she carries out admistrative duties for the grant. She also assists Dr. Meng in the daily management of the Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences. Jennifer brings with her many years of lab experience but also her interest in public policy and advocacy to public health issues.
University of New England
Malon JT, Grlickova-Duzevik E, Vaughn J, Beaulac H, Vunk TR, Cao L. Microglial content-dependent inhibitory effects of calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) on murine retroviral infection of glial cells. J Neuroimmunol. Feb 15;279:64-70, 2015.
Malon JT, Maddula S, Bell H, Cao L. Involvement of calcitonin gene-related peptide and CCL2 production in CD40-mediated behavioral hypersensitivity in a model of neuropathic pain. Neuron Glia Biol. 7(2-4):117-28, 2011.
Cao L, Palmer CD, Malon JT, De Leo JA. Critical role of microglial CD40 in the maintenance of mechanical hypersensitivity in a murine model of neuropathic pain. Euro J Immunol. 39(12):3562-69, 2009.