GERTON, Jennifer

Investigator, Stowers Institute for Medical Research

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Jennifer Gerton

Statement of interest

I published my first manuscripts as a graduate student in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, and I understand the important role of society journals in the scientific community. I would like to help chart the future of scientific publishing by serving on the ASBMB Publications Committee.

Education and training

  • B.A., Stanford University, 1990
  • Ph.D., Stanford University, 1997
  • Postdoctoral training, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Postdoctoral training, University of California, San Francisco

Awards and honors

My research on the cohesin protein complex has been rewarded with a designation as a Center of Excellence from the Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation, where I also serve on the Board of Directors. I was elected to the University of Kansas Cancer Center in 2016.


I have been a member of the ASBMB since 2005. I have worked with the ASBMB since 2017 as an organizer for a special symposium and as an editorial board member for JBC since 2013. I have leadership experience at my home institution, serving as the Chair of the Faculty Governing Council and on the President’s leadership council.