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Jen Montimurro

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Jen Montimurro
Senior Program Officer



Jen manages the operational aspects of the Institute.  In addition, she works with the Director to develop interdisciplinary collaborations for RNA science and new technology development.  In doing so, Jen facilitates relationships among affiliated faculty and corporate scientists.  Together they discuss and identify areas of common research/technology interest along with the pursuit of funding mechanisms.

Jen has over a decade of laboratory experience in biochemistry and molecular biology and a proven track record of establishing and growing research collaborations.  Prior to joining The RNA Institute in 2009, she spent six years as a Research Scientist at the NYS Department of Health’s Wadsworth Center studying genetic associations of Parkinson’s disease and three years at GeneFormatics, Inc., a biotech start-up in San Diego, CA working in research tool application development and business development.


Jen earned her MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and her Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology from Rutgers University.


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