Ph.D. Chemistry, University of California Berkeley, 2013
B.S. Biochemistry, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, 2007
At JBEI, I am working on improving tolerance of host strains to biofuel to improve both growth in the presence of and production of the biofuel candidate isopentenol.
For more details on this work, see: DOI:10.1128/mBio.01932-14.
In my second project, I am using FACS to discover genetic changes in a large library of strains that impact expression of membrane protein.
- H. M. Jensen, Michaela TerAvest, Mark Kokish, and Caroline M. Ajo-Franklin. (2016) CymA and exogenous flavins improve extracellular electron transfer and couple it to cell growth in Mtr-expressing Escherichia coli. ACS Syn Bio, 10.1021/acssynbio.5b00279.
- J. L. Foo*, H. M. Jensen*, R. H. Dahl, K. George, J. D. Keasling, T. S. Lee, S. Leong, and A. Mukhopadhyay. (2014) Improving microbial biogasoline production in Escherichia coli using tolerance engineering. mBio 5(6):e01932-14. *Authors contributed equally
- C. Goldbeck, H. M. Jensen, M. A. TerAvest, N. Beedle, Y. Appling, M. Hepler, G. Cambray, V. Mutalik, L.T. Angenent, and C. M. Ajo-Franklin. (2013) Tuning promoter strengths for improved synthesis and function of electron conduits in Escherichia coli. ACS Synthetic Biology, 2(3): 150-159. PDF
- H. M. Jensen, A. E. Albers, K. Malley, Y. Y. Londer, B. E. Cohen, B. A. Helms, P. Wiegele, J. T. Groves, and C. M. Ajo-Franklin. (2010) Engineering of a synthetic electron conduit in living cells. PNAS. 107: 19213-18. PDF