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Jessica Collins

Graduate Student, Biochemistry

Hello! My name is Jessica Collins, and I am a graduate student in Dr. Neil Osheroff’s laboratory. Broadly, my research interests involve the identification and characterization of new therapeutic agents to treat human diseases, particularly microbial infections and cancers. To this end, my dissertation research aims to study the mechanism of action and resistance of an emerging class of antibacterials known as spiropyrimidinetriones (SPTs) in Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Bacillus anthracis. When I’m not working in the lab, I like to explore Nashville’s parks and trails and search for the best ice cream in Tennessee.