Jenna Persson

Senior Scientist, Biology at MOMA Therapeutics

Jenna Persson has a diverse work experience spanning from 2005 to the present. In 2005, they began as an Undergraduate Engineer Intern at Draper Laboratory, where they worked in a tissue engineering lab to develop artificial liver and kidney tissues. Jenna also held a Research Assistant position at Cornell University, where they conducted a screen for neuropeptides involved in ecdysis (molting) regulation in D. melanogaster. In 2007, they worked as a Customer Relations and Product Advisor for Biotechnology Medical Services- USA. From 2008 to 2013, they held a Research Intern and PhD student position at Karolinska Institutet, followed by a Postdoctoral Researcher position from 2013 to 2015. During this time, they also took a Parental Leave. In 2016, they began working at SciLifeLab as a Scientist, where they co-founded the High Throughput Genome Engineering (HTGE, now CFG) facility. Jenna assisted researchers in planning, executing, and analyzing functional genomic screens, and was active in research and development at the facility. Currently, they are a Senior Scientist, Biology at MOMA Therapeutics.

Jenna Persson's education history includes a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Medicine from Karolinska Institutet, which they obtained between 2008 and 2013. Prior to that, they earned a BA in Biology from Cornell University between 2003 and 2007. Jenna also spent a year at Uppsala University in 2006, though no degree was earned. Jenna's educational journey began at Medfield High School, which they attended from 1999 to 2003. Additionally, they hold GLP, GCP, and GMP Certification.


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  • Senior Scientist, Biology

    June, 2021 - present