Tess Jeffers

Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics

My name is Tess, and I'm a 6th year PhD candidate in Quantitative and Computational Biology. My thesis work focuses on understanding how information is encoded in the genome and how DNA accessibility is dynamically regulated. I use high-throughput sequencing methods to investigate gamete-specific nucleosome positioning, histone isoforms, and their modifications in the C. elegans gonad and embryo. Outside of the lab, I work at the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning as a Graduate Coordinator, where I am interested in the differences in how experts and novices tackle learning. My job is equal parts tutor training, management, and problem solving. Looking forward to seeing you in McGraw 330 soon!