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Jessica Cortez

Scientist, Discovery

Jessica brings over 9 years of scientific experience, including 5 years of expertise in Treg biology and gene engineering, and a longstanding interest in autoimmunity to Sonoma.

Conducting her graduate work at UCSF in Alexander Marson’s lab, Jessica developed a pooled screening platform for primary Tregs to discover novel modulators of Foxp3 – work that will soon be published in the journal Nature.

Prior to graduate studies, she spent 3 years as a technician in Mark Anderson’s lab at UCSF studying the molecular mechanism of Aire. She received a BS from CSU Channel Islands.

Jessica is the recipient of several awards, including the prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program and was selected for the Amgen Scholars Program.

Jessica is part of the preclinical scientific team at Sonoma.