Jack Bishop

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B.S. in Neuroscience with an Additional Major in Psychology, Michigan State University

M.S in Human Genetics, University of Michigan

Currently a first-year student in the MGG PhD program

As an undergraduate, I was engaged in type 1 diabetes research through Michigan State University’s Precision Health Program. The program emphasized the application of theranostics, a term which represents the intersection between therapeutics and individual diagnostics. In essence, this approach is centered around the development of cutting-edge therapies tailored to an individual’s unique physiology and genetic composition. During this time, I realized the inefficiency associated with standardized medicine and dedicated myself to the advancement of personalized care. Once my tenure at MSU had concluded, I spent the next year working as a Medical Assistant for a pain management and rehabilitation clinic in Livonia, Michigan. I was particularly drawn to this position due to the lead physician’s philosophy on precision healthcare. The time I spent as an MA served to confirm my preconceptions regarding theranostic-based medicine. Afterward, I earned my M.S. in Human Genetics from the University of Michigan. As a master's student, I worked to characterize the activity of LINE-1 transposable elements within the canine genome while trying to uncover the relationship between this activity to the spontaneous development of cancer in various dog breeds. Now, as a PhD student at the Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics (CMMG) at Wayne State University, I hope to advance my skills as a research scientist and in doing so, help bring about the change that I hope to see in the world of medicine. WSU’s Molecular Genetics and Genomics PhD program offers an extraordinary opportunity that will allow me to pursue my interests while studying a diverse array of topics within the field of genetics.