User:Michelle R. Sukup Jackson

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Michelle R. Sukup Jackson, 2006

Education and Research

Hi there! I'm currently a PhD candidate in Biological Engineering at MIT. I'm working in Dr. Bevin Engelward's lab, studying recombination events in DNA. My research interests lie in the field of cellular and genomic response to physical insult or stimuli. In Fall of 2008 and Fall of 2009, I TA for 20.109.

I am originally from a small town in southwest Iowa called Malvern. I went to the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA, for BS and MS. I was very fortunate to work with Dr. Gina C. Schatteman of Integrated Physiology at UI and Dr. Victor G.J. Rodgers at the University of California at Riverside for my MS degree. My thesis research focused on the feasibility of using adult CD34+ hematopoietic stem cells to vascularize a bioartificial pancreas.

I have a brown tabby cat named Mara that is toilet trained. I went to Spain in Summer 2009 and had a blast.


I am recently married, and my husband and I will now be together, not 1500 miles apart. My favorite color is blue, and I once had partially blue hair. I enjoy eating pizza, reading non-technical books, water skiing, volunteering, and watching the show Heroes. I am interested in sustainability issues and was on the planning committee for the National Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) meeting in 2007. So everyone, please recycle, this includes rinsing out your take-out food dishes and putting them in the recycle bin!

Thanks for stopping by! MSJ