Ms. Jazmyn Bess joined DCEG as a postbaccalaureate fellow and iCURE Scholar in the Clinical Genetics Branch (CGB) and the Trans-Divisional Research Program (TDRP) in November 2022. She earned an M.S. in microbiology and cell science from the University of Florida, Gainesville, and a B.S. in microbiology and immunology from the University of Texas, San Antonio.
In CGB, Ms. Bess studies HPV 35 variation in HPV 35-associated cervical cancer and benign infections among women of African ancestry and worldwide, under the mentorship of Lisa Mirabello, Ph.D., senior investigator. In TDRP, she is working on the Connect for Cancer Prevention Cohort Study, under the mentorship of Mia Gaudet, Ph.D., senior scientist.