Dr. Jennifer Elizabeth Kay graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2011 and completed her PhD in Professor Bevin Engelward’s lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2017, where she is now a postdoctoral research fellow
From 2017, she has also served as the Research Translation Core Leader for the MIT Superfund Research Program. Her work with the translation core involves partnering with government agencies and communicating scientific findings from MIT Superfund projects to the wider community. Dr. Kay’s research focuses on analyzing genetic susceptibility to N-nitrosamine-induced DNA damage and studying short- and long-term consequences of chemical exposure in organisms with modified DNA repair mechanisms. Dr. Kay aims to guide public health efforts through a combination of community-focused cutting-edge research and communication of scientific advances with policy makers and the public, especially high-risk populations.