Anatomy and Cell Biology

Jennifer Streeter Defends Thesis

Streeter Defends Thesis

Jennifer Streeter successfully passed her Ph.D. examination on Thursday, February 13, 2014, in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology. Her thesis title was "Molecular regulation of Nox1 NADPH oxidase in vascular smooth muscle cell activation”. Members of his thesis committee were chair, Francis Miller from Cardiology; John Engelhardt, Botond Banfi and Charles Yeaman from the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, and Jessica Moreland from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.  

Dr. Streeter’s research focused on identifying motifs within the Nox1 sequence that are crucial for its activation and could play a role in the development of cardiovascular disease. Dr. Streeter received her B.S. in Biology (with honors) and subspecialty in Neuroscience from the University of Iowa and began the MST Program at the University of Iowa in 2006. During research in Dr. Miller’s laboratory, Dr. Streeter received awards including the Dr. Eunice Beam Women in Science and Engineering Travel Award (2009 and 2010), the CSCR Midwest Trainee Travel Award (2011), the University of Iowa Medical Student Research Day Outstanding Poster Award (2009 and 2011), the American Federation for Medical Research Scholar Award (2011), and the Society for Free Radical Biology & Medicine Young Investigator Award (2009, 2010 and 2013).  Jen has also received the honor of twice being awarded the Mary J.C. Hendrix Graduate Leadership Award from the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology (2010 and 2012).

Immediate future plans include continuing her M.D. training at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Congratulations Dr. Streeter!