Hi! I'm currently a postdoc in Dr. Edna Cukierman's laboratory at the Fox Chase Cancer Center. There, my project focuses on understanding the signaling that arises from cell-cell interactions in the pancreatic tumor microenvironment.
Outside of research, I love teaching, mentoring, science communication, and fostering inclusive spaces in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). To that end, I'm an instructor in the Teen Research Internship Program (TRIP) Initiative through Fox Chase, have been a program organizer and am now on the Leadership Team for the Communicating Science Conference (ComSciCon), promote and illustrate the myriad of diverse scientists that exists as the Creative Director of #UniqueScientists, and create science comics to increase science exposure, access, and literacy through JKX Comics, a group I co-founded in 2015.
For fun, I enjoy playing frisbee, running, reading (non-fiction fantasy novels or comics), making puns, doing any craft involving yarn, and playing with my bunnies Maxwell and Beatrice. Feel free to ask me about any of these endeavors!
Twitter | @jayeperview
Instagram | @jayeperview (art) @ajayeinthelife (personal)
University of Wisconsin - Madison - PhD in Cancer Biology
Macalester College - BA in Biology
AWARDS / RECOGNITION
2020 HHMI-Janelia Leading Edge Fellow
2019 AAAS IF/THEN Ambassador
2018 ACS Postdoctoral Fellowship - Recipient
2018 HHMI Hanna H. Gray Fellow Semi-finalist
2017 NIH Cancer Biology T32 - Fox Chase Cancer Center Cancer
2015 Ford Foundation Dissertator Fellowship - Honorable Mention
2013 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship - Recipient