Hannah De Jong

  • Program Year: 4
  • Academic Institution: Stanford University
  • Field of Study: Genetics
  • Academic Advisor: Euan Ashley
  • Practicum(s):
    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (2016)
  • Degree(s):
    B.S. Biological Sciences, Biometry and Statistics, Cornell University, 2014

Summary of Research

My current research focus is on the genetic causes of inherited human diseases, particularly cardiomyopathies, and the use of gene-silencing and genome-editing techniques to investigate the genetic causes of these diseases.


Casteel, Clare; Yang, Chunling; Nanduri, Ananya; De Jong, Hannah; Whitham, Steven; Jander, Georg (2014). The NIa-Pro Protein of Turnip mosaic virus Improves Growth and Reproduction of the Aphid Vector, Myzus persicae (Green Peach Aphid). The Plant Journal.


Graduated summa cum laude with distinction in research, Cornell University, 2014
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, Honorable Mention, 2014
Dean's Award for Academic Excellence in a Double Major, Cornell University CALS, 2014
American Society for Plant Biologists- Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, 2012
Dean's List, Cornell University, 2010-2014