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Jenna E. Gallegos

Postdoctoral Researcher in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Colorado State University

Jenna is a postdoctoral researcher in Jean Peccoud's lab at Colorado State University. Jenna got her PhD in plant biotechnology at UC Davis where she studied gene expression in plants. In addition to expertise in molecular biology, Jenna is an avid science communicator. She tweets, blogs, makes videos, and writes science-based news articles. Before coming to CSU, Jenna interned as a AAAS Mass Media Fellow at The Washington Post, and on the BioDirect team within Monsanto’s Ag Productivity Innovations Organization in Woodland, CA.


  • 2017–2017
    AAAS Mass Media Fellow, The Washington Post
  • 2012–2017
    PhD student in plant biotechnology, University of California, Davis
  • 2016–2016
    Research Intern, Monsanto

Grants and Contracts

  • 2016
    American Dissertation Fellowship
    Funding Source:
    American Association of University Women
  • 2013
    Graduate Research Fellowship
    Funding Source:
    National Science Foundation

Professional Memberships

  • American Association for the Advancement of Sciences
  • National Science Writers Association