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Phillip Jordan

Assistant Professor (since 2013)
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department
Bloomberg School of Public Health
Lab website

Research program:

  • Assessment of the functions of Structural Maintenance of Chromosomes (SMC) complexes
  • Determining the roles of Aurora and Polo-like kinases during meiosis
    ***Looking to recruit a postdoc!

“Discovery.” -Philip Jordan on his favorite part about his work

How has being a member of GSA helped you advance in your career? Why do you think societies like GSA are important? 

During my PhD studies, the GSA gave me opportunities to attend and present at conferences that would not have been possible without their support. This enabled me to form contacts and collaborations at a very early stage in my career. The GSA is an excellent resource for career development. The GENETICS and G3 journals are excellent resources for me and my students.

If your position involves teaching, which subjects or courses are you expecting to teach?

  • Genome Integrity
  • Reproductive Biology
  • Genomics for Public Health

Previous training experiences:

Postdoc – The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Maine, USA.

Postdoc – Genome Damage and Stability Center, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK.

PGCertHE – University of Sussex, Brighton, UK.

PhD – Institute of Cell Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.

Bachelor in Biotechnology (Hns) – Flinders University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia

What do you like to do when you’re not at work?

Spending time with family, cooking a BBQ with a beer in hand, watching and playing soccer.

Chloe Poston is the Policy and Communications Manager for the Genetics Society of America where she serves as a liaison to the Public Policy Committee. She has a background in bio-analytical chemistry and science policy.

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