The University of Maine, 2018, B.A. Psychology (Minor in Neuroscience)
My current thesis research in the Myocardial Biology and Heart Failure Lab at MaineHealth Institute for Research (MHIR) is focused on the human cardiac progenitor cell secretome and defining its role it in cardiac remodeling in heart failure. I am using a combination of proteomic and computational approaches to elucidate critical molecular signaling pathways involved in heart repair and regeneration through stem/progenitor cell-transplant, and I am co-mentored by Dr. Calvin Vary and Dr. Doug Sawyer. I am originally from North Attleboro, Massachusetts and completed my undergraduate degree at The University of Maine where my research focused on the role of genetics in the development of addiction. After graduation, I worked on the Knockout Mouse Project (KOMP) at The Jackson Laboratory studying the effects of single-gene knockout in the C57BL6/NJ on behavior, addiction, and metabolic disruption. My current research interests include molecular & cellular proteomics and regenerative medicine. In my free time I love to hike and do yoga.
- Wotton, J. M., Peterson, E., Flenniken, A. M., Bains, R. S., Veeraragavan, S., Bower, L. R., … & White, J. K. (2022). Identifying genetic determinants of inflammatory pain in mice using a large-scale gene-targeted screen. Pain, 163(6), 1139.