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Jennifer L. Havens

Course Title: Computers and COVID: An Introduction to Programing and Computational Biology

Jennifer Havens is a graduate student with the Bioinformatics and Systems Biology program at UCSD. Jennifer earned their bachelor’s degree in Mathematical and Computational Biology from Harvey Mudd College in 2018. Jennifer began their research journey at Pomona College in 2015 where they studied coral bleaching. Jennifer’s current research at UCSD focuses on the evolution of virus genomes using data science, statistics, and Python programming 

  • Ph.D in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, University of California, San Diego, CA (in progress)
  • B.S. in Mathematical and Computational Biology, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA (2018)
  • Associate Instructor, University of California, San Diego, CA 
  • Graduate Instructional Assistant, University of California, San Diego, CA 
  • Volunteer Instructor, Expanding Your Horizons 
  • Teaching Assistant, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA  
  • Graduate Student Researcher, University of California, San Diego, CA (2018 – present)
  • Quantitative Bioscience Intern, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR (Summer 2017)
  • Biology Department Intern, Pomona College, Claremont, CA (2015 – 2016)