Jenni Punt

Jenni Punt

Jenni Punt received her A.B. from Bryn Mawr College, magna cum laude, with high honors in biology from Haverford College. She was a combined degree student at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating summa cum laude from the School of Veterinary Medicine (V.M.D.) with a Ph.D. in immunology. She pursued her interest in T-cell development as a Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Physician-Scientist fellow with Dr. Alfred Singer at the National Institutes of Health and was appointed to the faculty of Haverford College in 1996. After 18 wonderful years there, working on T-cell and hematopoietic stem cell development, she accepted a position as associate dean for student research at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. There she was the founding director of an M.D./M.Sc. dual degree program and co-ran a laboratory on hematopoiesis with her husband, Dr. Stephen Emerson. After being tempted back to the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, she is now developing new educational programs as director of One Health Research Education. She has received multiple teaching awards over the course of her career and continues to find that students are her most inspirational colleagues.

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