Suzanne Jacobs, Communication Fellow

Communication Fellow

Suzanne is the Associate Scientific Director for the Diabetes Research Group, a member of the Broad Institute’s Medical and Population Genetics and Metabolism Programs and MGH’s Center for Human Genetics Research. In this role, Suzanne helps lead multidisciplinary research efforts to identify the causal genes and variants and the molecular disease mechanisms that underpin type 2 diabetes, and to translate these into development of novel therapeutics and a clinical understanding of how genetic variation influences physiology and therapeutic response.

Prior to joining the Broad in 2010, Suzanne completed her postdoctoral work in the laboratory of Laura Attardi within the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Stanford University School of Medicine, where she studied the cell death pathway induced by the tumor suppressor protein p53. Suzanne received her B.A. in Biological Sciences from Northwestern University and earned a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of California, San Diego.

Suzanne laughs when asked about free time and hobbies. Outside of work, she is kept busy by her two kids, yellow Labrador puppy, and cat. When opportunities arise, Suzanne enjoys spending time with friends and family, baking, reading, and traveling. She’s also a proponent of the Oxford comma.

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