Curriculum Vitae Highlights

The following are select highlights from my Curriculum Vitae.
To see the full version of my CV, please see here: Jacob L. Steenwyk's CV (last updated May 2024)

Current Positions

Since 2023   Howard Hughes Medical Institute Awardee
        Life Sciences Research Foundation

Since 2022   Postdoctoral Scholar, Laboratory of Dr. Nicole King
        Dept. of Molecular & Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley

Since 2022   Berkeley Science Fellow
        Berkeley Postdoctoral Entrepreneurship Program, University of California, Berkeley


Advisory Positions

2023-Pres.   Advisor, ForensisGroup Inc.
2022-2023   Scientific Advisor, WittGen Biotechnologies, CA
2022-2023   Scientific Consultant, Latch AI Inc., San Francisco, CA


Education

2022   Ph.D. Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
2016   M.S. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Clark University, Worcester, MA
2015   B.A. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Clark University, Worcester, MA


Select Awards (2022 - present)

2024   Trailblazers of Tomorrow National Postdoctoral Symposium, The University of Texas at Austin
2024   Englund Emerging Scholar Award, Department of Biological Chemistry, John Hopkins Medicine
2023   JXTX + CSHL Genome Informatics Scholarship, Biology of Genomes, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
2023   Howard Hughes Medical Institute Awardee, Life Sciences Research Foundation
2022   Fifty 50 Community Fellow, Fifty Years Industries, LLC
2022   Berkeley Science Fellow, Berkeley Postdoctoral Entrepreneurship Program, University of California, Berkeley
2022   Graduate Student Excellence Award Finalist, Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution
2022   Hanna H. Gray Fellows Finalist, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
2022   Edward Ferguson Jr. Graduate Award, Graduate School, Vanderbilt University
2022   James F. Crow Early Career Researcher Award Finalist, Genetics Society of America
2022   Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center


Select Invited Talks (2022 - present)

2024   Biochemistry, Molecular, and Structural Biology Graduate Program, the University of California, Los Angeles
2024   Southern California Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics Meeting, Caltech and the University of Southern California, Caltech
2024   Postdoc Research Showcase, Molecular and Cell Biology Department, University of California, Berkeley
2024   Trailblazers of Tomorrow National Postdoctoral Symposium, The University of Texas at Austin, TX
2024   Department of Biological Chemistry, John Hopkins Medicine, MD
2024   32st Fungal Genetics Conference at Asilomar, Pacific Grove, CA
2023   Seminar, Stowers Institute, Kansas City, MO
2023   Innovative Genomics Institute and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley
2023   CanFunNet, Acadia University
2023   Lightening Talk, Southern California Systems Biology Conference, University of Southern California
2023   Departmental Seminar, Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology, The Pennsylvania State University
2023   Mycological Society of America Annual Meeting
2022   Biology Department, Loras College
2022   Yeast Genetics Meeting, Genetics Society of America
2022   Hanna H. Gray Fellows Finalists Meeting, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
2022   Molecular mycology meeting, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
2022   Evolution, Am. Soc. of Naturalists, Soc. for the Study of Evo., and the Soc. of Sys. Biologists, Cleveland, OH (declined due to scheduling conflict)
2022   James F. Crow Early Career Researcher Award Finalist, Genetics Society of America
2022   Department of Biological Sciences, George Washington University
2022   31st Fungal Genetics Conference at Asilomar, Pacific Grove, CA


Select Service (2022 - present)

2024-Pres.   Mentor, Research & Academic Mentorship Program, Pilipino Association for Health Careers, University of California, Berkeley
2024-Pres.   Co-chair, Postdocs Research Showcase, Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley
2023-Pres.   Mentor, Alumni Mentorship Program Early Career Mentorship Program, Genetics Society of America
2023-Pres.   Project Partner, Data Science Discovery Program, University of California, Berkeley
2023-Pres.   Chair of Alumni Affairs, The Evolutionary Studies Initiative at Vanderbilt, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
2023-Pres.   Founder, Genomely Internship in Genome Sciences Program, Genomely
2020-Pres.   Founder and Chief Officer, SciArt with Purpose, Shop
2023-2024   Executive Board Member, Berkeley Postdoctoral Entrepreneurship Program, University of California, Berkeley
2023-2024   Chair, TAGC Undergraduate Travel Award Subcommittee, Genetics Society of America
2023-2024   Representative for Early Career Scientists, Allied Program Committee, The Allied Genetics Conference 2024
2019-2022   Inclusion Coordinator, The Evolutionary Studies Initiative at Vanderbilt, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
2019-2022   Graphic Illustrator, The Evolutionary Studies Initiative at Vanderbilt, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
2017-2022   Educational outreach booth design and execution, MEGAMicrobe, Nashville, TN
2017-2022   Member, Graduate Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
2017-2022   Judge, Middle Tennessee Science and Engineering Fair, Belmont University, Nashville, TN


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