Dr. Jeff Essner received his B.S. in Biology at the University of Iowa where he became interested in modeling human disease states in mammalian tissue culture systems. During his graduate work at the University of Minnesota with Dr. Perry Hackett, Dr. Essner pursued his interests in the intersection between cancer and developmental biology using zebrafish. Dr. Essner received his post doctoral training at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California in Neuroscience before joining the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah as a Research Faculty member to study left-right development in zebrafish. Dr. Essner joined Discovery Genomics, Inc. in the spring of 2002 to conduct reverse screens in zebrafish to identify novel genes required for angiogenesis. He is currently an Associate Professor at Iowa State University. His laboratory continues to utilize zebrafish to examine vascular development.
Biography Updated on 2 October 2011