Jennifer Bartell Ph.D.
Dr. Bartell received her PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Virginia in 2015. She has been working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability at the Technical University of Denmark since 2015 and also collaborates closely with clinicians at the Copenhagen CF Centre at Rigshospitalet. She is working at the interface of clinicial microbiology and microbial evolution and ecology, with the goal of advancing data-driven analytical approaches for evaluating infection state. Her research in Copenhagen has focused on a large, aligned cohort of young cystic fibrosis patients which allows her to use mechanistic and data-driven computational modeling to evaluate trajectories of infection via longitudinal bacterial isolates. She is now expanding her cohort to include more of the 400+ cystic fibrosis patients treated at the Copenhagen CF Centre with the aim of improving diagnostics, surveillance, and ultimately infection outcomes. Her work is supported by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (as the 2018 Ann Weinberg Memorial Research Fellow) and the Novo Nordisk Foundation.