Jennifer Jimenez


I graduated from Oberlin College in 2017 with a BA in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. I joined the Cancer Biology Graduate Program in 2018 and was awarded the Rackham Merit Fellowship (RMF). I am completing my PhD under the co-mentorship of Dr. Costas Lyssiotis and Dr. Elizabeth Lawlor (Seattle Children's Research Institute). My hobbies include Latin dance, cooking, running, and exploring new places.

Research Interests

The Lawlor lab studies Ewing sarcoma, a bone and soft tissue cancer that most commonly affects children and adolescents. In collaboration with the Lyssiotis Lab, my research focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms that drive metabolic reprograming in Ewing sarcoma to promote tumorigenicity.

Techniques Used

Cell culture, western blotting, qRT-PCR, metabolomics, epigenetics and molecular biology techniques


- 2017: Phi Beta Kappa, Oberlin College Chapter
- 2017: Rackham Merit Fellowship, University of Michigan
- 2020: NIH Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research
- 2020: NIH F31 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Predoctoral Fellowship

Diversity Ambassador

Hispanic or Latino