Jessica Seeliger, PhD

2000 Hertz Fellow

Jessica C. Seeliger is an associate professor in the Department of Pharmacological Sciences at Stony Brook University, and runs a lab focusing on membrane biosynthesis, structure and behavior in bacterial pathogenesis.

She was previously a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. Jessica helped organize the first two West Coast Hertz Fellow Retreats and contributed to the inception and organization of a pilot mentoring program for Hertz Fellows. She is also an avid violinist and violist. Jessica holds an AB degree in chemistry from Harvard University, an MPhil in chemistry as a Churchill Scholar at the University of Cambridge and a PhD in biophysical chemistry from Stanford University.

Hertz Foundation Role

Fellowships and Programs Council

Graduate Studies

Stanford University
Understanding Unidirectional Electron Transfer in the Photosynthetic Reaction Center Using Protein Engineering

Undergraduate Studies

Harvard University


2022, Raymond Sidney Volunteer Leadership Award, Fannie & John Hertz Foundation
2000, Churchill Scholar, Winston Churchill Foundation of U.S.

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