Molecular biologist joins faculty at Va. Tech equine center

Dec 01, 2007
By staff

Leesburg, Va. — Dr. Jennifer G. Barrett joined Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center as an assistant professor of equine surgery.

A molecular biologist, she will use the center's newly constructed molecular research lab and conduct research into tendon and ligament healing and repair.

Barrett received her DVM degree from Cornell University and earned a PhD in molecular biology from Yale University.

"Dr. Barrett is an expert in the area of tissue regeneration — specifically involving tendons, ligaments and cartilage — and will conduct research in that area, says Dr. Nat White, Jean Ellen Shehan professor and director of the Virginia Tech facility.