Jenea I. Adams

Excited about genomics in biomedical research and the artistry at the intersection of biology and computer science


This is me

I am a 2019 graduate of the University of Dayton with a Bachelor's degree in Biology and a Minor in Computer Science. 

In Fall 2019, I began my journey as a Ph.D. student at the University of Pennsylvania in the Perelman School of  Medicine's Genomics and Computational Biology program. I'm a member of the Yi Xing laboratory in the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Center for Computational and Genomic Medicine. 


My current fields of research interest lie within applying computational research methods to questions in cancer immunotherapy through bioinformatics and method development.  

My goal is to apply independent research skills gained throughout my Ph.D. training in translational bioinformatics to lead research initiatives in the biotechnology industry and academic outreach through entrepreneurial efforts.

"I'm researching how fruit flies may hold the answer to stopping cancer growth."
Dr. Madhuri Kango-Singh, Ph.D. Lab, University of Dayton, 2019 

Leveraging the unique toolset of Black women in computational biology to advance science

I've developed a rapidly growing online networking platform for Black women in computational biology. It's a thriving community of Black women scientists from a diverse background that come together with a common passion or interest in cutting-edge computational apporaches to today's biological questions. It features member stories, professional development opportunities, and an easy way for Black women in the field to find one another to foster dynamic scientific collaborations. 

Computational Biologist, Creator, Community-Builder. 

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA 19104

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