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Alum Zoom: Five Career Questions with Jennifer Israel, Ph.D.’15, Senior Genomics Data Scientist at Kriya Therapeutics

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Jennifer Israel, PhD, PMPAs part of a series of short, focused career conversations with former Duke PhD students and postdocs, we'll feature Jennifer Israel, Ph.D., P.M.P., Senior Genomics Data Scientist with Kriya Therapeutics. Since receiving her Ph.D. in Genetics & Genomics at Duke, Dr. Israel has completed a postdoc in computational genomics at UNC and worked at Novozymes and Sarepta Therapeutics before starting her current role in April 2021.

Kriya is a fully integrated platform company pioneering novel technologies and therapeutics in gene therapy that aims to revolutionize how gene therapies are designed, developed and manufactured–improving speed to market and delivering significant reductions in the cost per dose.

In addition to discussing her work, Jennifer will tell us about the open PhD-level positions at Kriya Therapeutics.

5 Questions:

  1. Can you tell us about your background?
  2. How did you get your job?
  3. What's a typical day like at your organization (pre- and post-COVID)?
  4. What can postdocs and students who would like to work in this field (or explore it further) do to prepare?
  5. What is the employment outlook for this field, given the COVID crisis? (please note that the answer to this question may be "we don't know yet")
  6. Bonus 6th question: Can you tell us about the open PhD-level positions at Kriya Therapeutics?

This event is open to Graduate School students, postdocs, professional students served by the Duke Career Center, and Graduate School alumni within five years of graduation. A link with Zoom meeting details will be sent to confirmed registrants. The Alum Zooms Series is sponsored by The Graduate School and the Office of Postdoctoral Services. Questions? Contact The Graduate School's professional development team at

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Event Category

  • Professional Development
  • Professional Adaptability
  • Careers Beyond Academia