Dr. Jennifer Geddes-McAlister poses for a headshot in front of a brick building and a tree.
Dr. Jennifer Geddes-McAlister

Dr. Jennifer Geddes-McAlister, a microbiologist in the College of Biological Science, contributed a commentary to the journal Nature about her experiences in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and what prompted her to found Moms in Proteomics, a networking and mentorship initiative for mothers in STEM.

Geddes-McAlister commented that while she created Moms in Proteomics to develop a small network of mothers whom she could recommend for invited talks or as reviewers on grants and manuscripts, “the platform provides a forum for any individuals interested in balancing their professional and personal lives.”

A professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Geddes-McAlister researches the mechanisms of adaptation and survival of fungal and bacterial microbes using mass spectrometry-based quantitative proteomics.