Jordan graduated with a B.A. in molecular biology from Scripps College May 2021 and is currently pursuing an M.S. in Data Analytics through Georgia Tech.
Jordan is a member of the operations team, where she focuses on marketing/comms and people operations, while flexing software and science skills whenever possible! She came to Octant in 2021 by way of the Octant Apprenticeship Program, where she contributed to the HT Chem team by providing screening materials for discovery programs and onboarding new kinds of air-free coupling chemistries to the platform. As an undergraduate she worked in a protein engineering lab to create better luciferases for use in in vivo multicomponent bioluminescence imaging (BLI).
She also worked on computational projects, like analyzing structures of unannotated small open reading frame (sm-ORF) encoded proteins en masse and using Rosetta to predict beneficial mutations to introduce into luciferases for BLI applications.
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