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Life Science Zurich Young Scientist Network

Jessica Medina

Jessica Medina, M.Sc

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Jessica Medina obtained her B.Sc. degree in Genomic Sciences at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. For her undergraduate thesis she worked for one year at the Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cell Biology (IGBMC) in Strasbourg, France. During this time, she studied the environmental impact on cell plasticity and cell identity maintenance in the Y-to-PDA transdifferentiation process in C. elegans under the supervision of Dr. Sophie Jarriault. Afterwards, she continued with her M.Sc. in Developmental Biology and Stem Cells at the University of Strasbourg where she deepened her knowledge in the interesting field of developmental biology. She graduated after defending her master thesis at the IGBMC under the supervision of Dr. Susan Chan, and Dr. Philippe Kastner, investigating the role of Ikaros in the regulation of RORt function in Th17 cells. Thanks to this opportunity she discovered her fascination for immunology. In September 2020, she joined the Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences at ETH Zurich, Switzerland as a PhD student in the group of Prof. Cornelia Halin, where she studies leukocyte migration through afferent lymphatic vessels. In the future Jessica is inclined towards working in the pharmaceutical industry. In her free time, she enjoys going to the opera, traveling, skiing and spending time with friends and family.