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Jenifer Saldanha
Jenifer Saldanha
Assistant Professor

Department: Biology
Address: E-7 Holmes
Phone: (517) 355-4191

Jenifer Saldanha is an Assistant Professor at Lyman Briggs College (LBC) and the CREATE for STEM Institute. She received her Ph.D. in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from Iowa State University.  As a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Postdoctoral Research Fellow she helped develop a learning community to increase retention, and encourage exploration of STEM disciplines among undecided, undergraduate freshmen. She is a Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Scholar, and a Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) Scholar. She is currently a part of the Biology group at LBC, and the Automated Analysis of Constructed Responses (AACR) research group at the CREATE for STEM. 

Her broad research interests include: Stress biology, Caenorhabditis elegans biology, Increasing student interest and retention in STEM disciplines, and Life Science education research.