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Past Predoctoral Member: Jennifer A Davis

Pre-doctoral Fellow
Genetics, Genomics, and Bioinformatics Graduate Program
Sparks Center, 721
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama 35294
Full CV

Jennifer received a Bachelor of Science in Genomics and Molecular Genetics as well as Animal Science from Michigan State University in 2014. Her undergraduate research focused on the identification of genetic mutations in purebred dogs that led to Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA). In 2014, Jennifer started in the Genetics, Genomics, and Bioinformatics PhD program at UAB and joined the lab of Dr. Karen Gamble. Her current research is focused on exploring the impact a high fat diet has on the circadian rhythms of glycogen synthase kinase 3 (GSK3) and how these rhythms impact learning and memory.


  • Tanvi Sinha, Lizhu Lin, Ding Li, Jennifer Davis, Sylvia Evans, Anthony Wynshaw-Boris, Jianbo Wang (2015). Mapping the dynamic expression of Wnt11 and the lineage contribution of Wnt11-expressing cells during early mouse development. Developmental Biology, 398(2), 177-192.


  • Paul J, Davis J, McKeown A, Kraft T, Cowell R, Gamble K. (May 2015) Glycogen synthase kinase 3 (GSK3) regulates light signaling in the suprachiasmatic nucleus.
  • Davis J, Adlaf E, Sultan F, Wadiche L, Day J. (May 2015) Single Neuron Transcriptome Analysis. Davis J, Paul J, Gamble K. (February 2015) GSK3 inhibition after late night light pulse reduces firing rate of SCN cells.
  • Davis J, Wong J. (November 2014) PCP Signaling in Mammalian Development.
  • Davis J, Winkler PA, Bartoe J, Venta P, Petersen-Jones S. (October 2013) Development of a second panel of markers to screen candidate genes for association with progressive retinal atrophy in dogs.

Years: 08/01/2015 - 2019
Primary Mentor: Martin Young, PhD; Co-mentors: Karen Gamble, PhD; David Allison, PhD

Acknowledgement and Disclaimer
The trainee's projects are supported by Grant Number T32HL105349 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute or the National Institutes of Health.