Jessica Rodriguez works in iCore at the VVC and focuses primarily on purifications. Jessica is originally from Orlando, Florida. She is a recent graduate from MTSU, with a degree in biology with a concentration in physiology and a minor in health. She worked as an undergraduate research assistant in the biochemistry lab at MTSU. She did recombinant expression of protein in E. coli and also had a collaborative project looking to develop a method to analyze protein-protein interaction in C.elegans. In her spare time she loves to spend time with her dog (Nieko) and cooking!