Before switching into MMG I was a biological sciences major, but I didn't enjoy the courses or the large size of the program. I was very excited when I discovered the MMG department; I loved the small size, quality of advising, hands-on laboratory based classes, and ample opportunities for doing research projects or internships. I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the MMG department and would highly recommend it to anyone.
Jacqueline grew up in Canada and graduated from the University of Toronto with an H.B.Sc. in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology. She joined the Ward lab in 2008 and is studying the regulation of the Toxoplasma gondii myosin motor complex by myosin light chain-1, and how small molecules can affect the invasion and motility of the parasite. Outside of the lab, she likes to read and bake yeasted and naturally leavened breads.