Jennifer Trowbridge


  • The University of Western Ontario, 2002, BSc Genetics
  • The University of Western Ontario, 2006, PhD Microbiology & Immunology


Jennifer Trowbridge’s laboratory focuses on intrinsic and extrinsic processes regulating hematopoietic stem cell function in the context of aging, age-related clonal hematopoiesis and transformation to blood cancers including myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML). She has authored 26 publications with 1613 citations, and has 18 years of experience in the fields of stem cell biology, hematology/oncology and immunology. Dr. Trowbridge completed her Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology at The University of Western Ontario in Canada (2002-2006), and postdoctoral training with Prof Stuart Orkin at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Children’s Hospital Boston (2006-2012). Since 2012, Dr. Trowbridge has been an independent principal investigator at The Jackson Laboratory, and was promoted to Professor and The Dattels Family Endowed Chair in 2023. Since beginning her independent program, she has been continuously funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and foundations including the EvansMDS Foundation and Maine Cancer Foundation. She has also been awarded prestigious prizes including the Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholar in Aging (2013), the V Foundation for Cancer Research V Scholar Award (2016), the International Society for Experimental Hematology (ISEH) inaugural Janet Rowley Award (2020), Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Scholar Award (2022) and the Mark Foundation Emerging Leader Award (2023). Her former trainees have all obtained positions in scientific research in academia or industry.

Research Interests

  • Aging
  • Cancer
  • Immunology / Inflammation / Hematology
  • Metabolism
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Stem Cells

Do you have any current GSBSE students? If so, who is in your lab currently?

Shawn David

If you have had GSBSE students who have graduated, can you share names and tell us what they are doing now?

Eraj Khokhar, currently postdoctoral fellow at UMass Medical School

Previous Students

Eraj Khokhar