Jordan Miner


  • University of Maine, 2021, B.S. in Biomedical Engineering

Brief Biography

Jordan is a Ph.D. student in the CompuMaine and Tilbury labs studying Biomedical Engineering. Jordan grew up in the town of Baldwin, Maine and graduated from UMaine in 2021 with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and two minors in Electrical Engineering and Bioinstrumentation. Her research focuses on studying breast cancer cells in collagen rich environments to explore the role of integrins (cell surface receptors) in the system. The samples are imaged using a two photon microscopy method known as Second Harmonic Generation. Once imaged, Jordan analyzes the images primarily with R and ImageJ/FIJI, but she also has experience in MATLAB, Python, and C/C++. Her goal is to understand more about the tumor microenvironment to develop or improve current breast cancer therapies. In her free time, Jordan enjoys the outdoors through activities such as hiking, skiing, and fishing. She also plays centerfield on the club softball team at UMaine and loves to compete in intramurals with her friends.