Jessica Palmer, MS

Associate Director of Toxicology

Ms. Palmer joined Stemina in 2011 and is the Associate Director of Toxicology. Her research interests are focused on the development and commercialization of in vitro models for predictive toxicology that utilize human pluripotent stem (hPS) cells and their derivatives combined with metabolomics-based biomarker identification.

Ms. Palmer has over 10 years of experience in stem cell biology and application of pluripotent stem cells for toxicity testing. Prior to joining Stemina, she was a researcher and laboratory manager in Dr. Gabriela Cezar’s laboratory at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, which focused on using stem cells and their derivatives to study toxicology.

Ms. Palmer received her MS degree in Endocrinology and Reproductive Toxicology from UW – Madison. While working on her MS degree, she was an integral part of Dr. Cezar’s pioneering research in developing the application of metabolomic analysis of hES cells for studying developmental toxicity and identifying metabolic pathways targeted in birth defects that arise early in human development.