Sep 15, 2021
Participated in Janssen Scholars in Oncology Diversity Program
Selected for participation in Janssen Day focused on broadening participation in the oncology research pipeline for PhD students.
May 19, 2021
Passed Candidacy Exam
Successfully defended thesis proposal titled "Developing an age-specific transcriptomic model of pediatric AML through robust large-scale multi-omic data analysis".
May 4, 2021
Awarded Penn Presidential PhD Fellowship
Drawing from the most accomplished and diverse Ph.D. trainees, the 2021 Presidential Ph.D. Fellows come from across the nine schools at Penn that offer Ph.D. programs.
Dec 16, 2020
Feature in Nature Careers Article
Researchers reflect on a challenging pandemic year and on how lockdowns changed their approach to work and their perceptions of the scientific enterprise. Jenea's work with #BlackWomenCompBio and life as a Ph.D. student in a multi-pandemic era are highlighted.
Jul 15, 2020
Invited Talk at ISCB Intelligent Systems for Microbiology Conference
Jenea delivered a "Lunch and Learn" speech on The Black Women in Computational Biology Network to the community of the International Society for Computational Biology at the first virtual ISMB Conference, originally planned for Montreal, CA
Jul 11, 2020
Invited Talk at ISCB Student Council Symposium
Jenea delivered a talk at The International Society for Computational Biology Student Council Symposium on The Black Women in Computational Biology Network
Jun 26, 2020
Joined the Yi Xing Lab at CHOP
Jenea joined the Xing Lab for her thesis work and looks forward to working on cancer genomics and bioinformatics surrounding RNA biology.
Mar 31, 2020
Named NSF GRFP Honorable Mention
Research proposal titled "Integrative lncRNA Target Genes Identification Via Co-Expression Modeling" earned Honorable Mention in the Life Sciences-Computational Biology and Bioinformatics category
Mar 31, 2020
Began Shalem Lab Rotation
Researched deep learning approached for cellular image analysis
Jan 31, 2020
Founded the Black Women in Computational Biology Network
The Network was first pitched on Twitter and the member directory first began to grow
Jan 6, 2020
Began Xing Lab Rotation
Worked on transcriptomic analysis of pediatric AML data
Nov 17, 2019
Earned ABRCMS top poster presentation award
Poster titled "The Role of Sensors and Effectors in Protein-Protein Interactions: A Systematic Study" earned top poster award in the Computational and Systems Biology Category