Jessica A. Cooke


BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
MSc Neuroscience, Institute of Psychology, Kings College, London, UK
PhD Medicine/Dentistry, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK

Postdoctoral training: National Eye Institute, NIH, Bethesda and Indiana University-University of Purdue, Indiana.

Jessica joined Tucker Lab in June of 2017, with experience at the National Eye Institute, NIH, and IUPUI. While finishing her education and receiving her PhD. in the UK, she focused on differentiation of photoreceptor cells and discerning gene regulatory networks. Jessica is a Research Scientist who uses hiPSCs to generate retinal cells, which are then used to model diseases. She also genetically edits the disease mutations in the hiPSCs and is working on preventing cell death. Her dream is to use her skills and knowledge to contribute to transplantation studies with the Tucker Lab team.