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Walter Jessen

  • Ph.D.
  • Knowledge Curator
  • Biomarker Commons
  • 13PublicationsNumber of items in Walter's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 92Followers

Recent publications

  • PTEN and NF1 Inactivation in Schwann Cells Produces a Severe Phenotype in the Peripheral Nervous System That Promotes the Development and Malignant Progression of Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors.

    • Keng V
    • Rahrmann E
    • Watson A
    • et al.
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  • Ras-Driven Transcriptome Analysis Identifies Aurora Kinase A as a Potential Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor Therapeutic Target.

    • Patel A
    • Eaves D
    • Jessen W
    • et al.
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Professional experience

Knowledge Curator

Biomarker Commons

June 2010 - Present

Data Scientist, Developer

Covance Biomarker Center of Excellence

April 2010 - Present


Walter Jessen Discovery New Media

January 2009 - Present

Publisher and editor

Highlight HEALTH

December 2006 - Present

Bioinformatician and Cancer Biologist

Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati

January 2008 - April 2010(2 years)

Postdoctoral Fellow, Bioinformatics and Genomics,

Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati

September 2004 - January 2008(3 years)


PhD, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

Texas A&M University

June 1998 - September 2004(6 years)


Purdue University - Calumet

September 1992 - May 1998(6 years)


Accomplished data scientist and web developer with over six years of digital publishing and marketing experience. Very active in the areas of knowledge management and content marketing, both within and external to an organization. I'm passionate about the use of internet technologies to enhance communication and collaboration, and am very interested in the development of a networked science culture and the advancement of open source science. I have over a decade of academic and industrial experience in the areas of bioinformatics and computational biology. I'm skilled aggregating, integrating, analyzing and interpreting massive amounts of data, and I strive to generate actionable analytics and provide a broader understanding of the signals and mechanisms regulating disease development and progression. As a web developer, I focus on health/medicine and life science communications. I provide consulting and development services covering website design and usability, content strategy, social media marketing, search engine optimization, and online advertising to drive brand awareness. My long term professional goal is to build and manage a data marketing, communications, media and technology group that stays on top of the latest developments in content strategy, responsive design, social media, response-generated advertising and media relations to inform and drive organization messaging, content, and go-to-market activities.


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