Hi! I’m Jerusalem Alleyne, the Molecular Research Specialist for the State Hygienic Lab’s Newborn Screening Section. I am very proud to be a part of both the University of Iowa, and such an impactful public health program. I gained my BSc and PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Nottingham in the UK. During my studies, I held positions such as student ambassador, exam proctor and International Office administrator. In my subsequent postdoctoral pursuits, I obtained research, and quality assurance roles in both academia and clinical labs. I was also a member of the Biophysical Society’s Committee for Inclusion and Diversity.
On a personal note, travel is my passion; along with catching the latest cinema release and trying new foods and recipes. I’ve also lived and worked in three different countries: Trinidad and Tobago, England and the US. My ethos is that stagnation is a precursor of failure, so one should always look to improve, innovate, and evolve.