Zaynab Jaber is a PhD student in Dr. Kevin Gardner’s lab at the CUNY ASRC Structural Biology Initiative. Zaynab obtained her Honors B.A. in Biochemistry (minoring in Neuroscience) from Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH in 2012 and her M.Sc. in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics at American University of Beirut, Lebanon in 2015.

When she is not contemplating the complexities of the biochemical world, Zaynab enjoys making artwork, running, and being involved in education and community outreach.

Research Interests

Biophysical and biochemical studies of light-sensitive proteins as molecular switches that confer environmental sensing and adaptation