Oct. 8, 2017

Featured McCaig Institute Trainee: Jolene Phelps

Developing pharmaceuticals to treat bone and joint conditions

Jolene Phelps is a PhD candidate in Arindom Sen’s Pharmaceutical Production Research Facility. Research is pointing to stem cells being beneficial via active molecules that they secrete inside the body. Jolene’s research looks at exploiting this fact and developing bioprocesses that can collect and tailor these active molecules to for use as a pharmaceutical in specific applications such as repair of bone and cartilage defects within joints. Jolene hopes to pursue a research career in either academia or industry.