Jackson Watkins

Graduate Assistant Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology

About Jackson

Jackson in a second year Master’s student working on inactivation techniques for pathogenic bacteria. Primarily, his thesis work focuses on photosensitizer uptake by Mycobacteria spp. from exogenous sources, and how this may affect the occurrence of photosensitization reactions in cellular DNA. Additionally, Jackson has a strong interest in the communication of science to audiences with broad ranges of scientific backgrounds. He was in the 2018 AGU ‘Sharing Science’ cohort, is a member of the organizing committee for ComSciCon RMWest, and works as the ‘Development Communications Specialist’ at the CVMBS Office of Advancement.


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