Jane received her B.Sc. and Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom, followed by postdoctoral training at the University of Oxford, Dartmouth College and the University of San Francisco. Since 2000, she was a Senior Scientist at the Stanford Human Genome Center where she and her group were responsible for finishing and performing quality analysis on the 320 million base pairs of human chromosomes 5, 16 and 19, comprising more than 10% of the human genome. After the completion of the Human Genome Project, Jane continues to lead a group that now focuses on sequencing, finishing and genome improvement of a wide variety of eukaryotic genomes, including plants, fungi, and vertebrates. She joined HudsonAlpha in 2008.
- Genome improvement and finishing of eukaryotic organisms
- Cloning systems
- Host/pathogen interactions at the cellular and genomic levels
- Comparative sequence analysis