Jennifer Umhoefer

Position: BMS Student

Email: Jennifer.Umhoefer [at]

I grew up near Milwaukee, WI, and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Studio Art. While there, I worked in Dr. William Murphy’s lab optimizing mRNA untranslated regions to improve RNA gene delivery and investigating mechanisms to improve CRISPR/Cas9 knock-in efficiency. I’m interested in transcriptional regulation, genetics, and epigenetics. Outside of the lab, I love hiking, drawing, and playing tennis and volleyball.