Leight, Jennifer


Dr. Jennifer Leight is a Professional Practice Associate Professor and Associate Director for Undergraduate Education in the Biomedical Engineering Department. Dr. Leight graduated from Tulane University with a degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2004. She was an NSF Graduate Research Fellow and earned her Ph.D. in Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania in 2011. Following graduation, she continued her training as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute postdoctoral research associate at the University of Colorado Boulder. It was here that she began developing new materials to mimic the tumor microenvironment while also enabling easy measurement of cell function with fluorescent biosensor peptides. Dr. Leight joined OSU as faculty in 2014, and her research laboratory investigated remodeling of the tumor microenvironment and the impact on cancer drug treatment using these 3D sensing materials. In 2022, Dr. Leight shifted career tracks to focus on education and the scholarship of teaching and learning. 

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