Jody has over 20 years of research experience, from internationally renowned organizations like the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research in Switzerland to Canadian biotech start-ups. As a researcher, she has made novel discoveries and acquired intricate knowledge in several areas, including epigenetics, oncology, radiation biology, mammalian gene control, plant immunity, and agronomics. Alongside all of this, Jody has authored two book chapters and over 20 peer-reviewed articles. Her career path has afforded her significant experience with the alignment of innovation and applied research to the practical constraints of industry. This has equipped Jody with a balanced perspective that recognizes the value of empirical data, translation of knowledge, and evidence-based decision making, all within the regulatory framework of the biomedical industry.
Jody obtained her BSc in Biochemistry, MSc in Biology, and PhD in Biomolecular Sciences from the University of Lethbridge.