Skip to content

Jamie L. Vernon

  • Ph.D.
  • CRTA Research Fellow
  • National Cancer Institute
  • 6PublicationsNumber of items in Jamie L.'s My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 37Followers


Jamie is a highly-motivated and creative leader with broad skills and knowledge in molecular biology, science communication and policy. He has more than a decade of training and experience in academia performing cell and molecular biology discovery research and project management. He has developed gene-targeting systems using ribozymes and adeno-associated virus. He is currently studying the immunological mechanisms involved in vaccine-elicited protection against HIV infection. He is co-author of a gene-targeting technology patent and he is an award-winning science educator. Jamie is deeply involved in science policy and science communication. He has three years of freelance and volunteer experience in state and national science policy efforts. He is NSF-trained to communicate science to the public. He is creator of multiple organizations focused on science policy and public engagement for science, including Austin-based "Science in the Pub." He is also author of a popular science blog. In 2010, he served as a Science Policy Fellow with Scientists and Engineers for America. As a policy Fellow, Jamie sought to motivate the scientific community to become more engaged in the policy process. During his Fellowship, he co-led a focus group of policy interns on science communication. He also organized educational and networking opportunities with major policy players in Washington, D.C.

Recent publications

  • Toward Group II Intron-Based Gene Targeting in Eukaryotic Cells

    • Jamie L. Vernon
  • Gene Targeting in Eukaryotic Cells by Group II Intron Ribonucleoprotein Particles

    • Jamie Vernon X

Professional experience

CRTA Research Fellow

National Cancer Institute

January 2011 - Present


Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology

The University of Texas at Austin

August 2002 - December 2009(7 years)

M.S. in Biotechnology/Molecular Biology

East Carolina University

August 1999 - May 2002(3 years)

B.S. in Zoology

North Carolina State University

August 1992 - May 1997(5 years)


Followers (37)

Explore network

Following (28)

Explore network