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Jenny M Munson, Ph.D.

About me:

I was born and raised in Marietta, GA where I attended Campbell High School in the International Baccalaureate program. I had amazing teachers all along the way which continued at Tulane University where I received my B.S. in Chemical Engineering and Neuroscience.


After undergraduate, I worked at Genentech in Early Stage Cell Culture Process Development in South San Francisco, CA before returning to graduate school at Georgia Institute of Technology, funded by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. During my time at Georgia Tech I went abroad to l'Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland on a Fulbright Fellowship. I finished my Ph.D. in Bioengineering and moved back to Switzerland as a postdoctoral researcher with funding from the Whitaker International Program.

I'm excited to call the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics at Virginia Tech my home. In July 2020, the laboratory moved to the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute in Roanoke, into new space so we can expand our translational research program and our impact. I have an outstanding team of engineers and biologists that I have the privilege of working with everyday. We collaborate with others around the world and love to make and apply new tools to study disease and physiology. Please contact me if you're interested in my research, Biomedical Engineering, Women in STEM, Diversity and Inclusion, or Virginia Tech. 


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