Nicole Jaskiewicz

Teaching Faculty, Chemistry & Biochemistry

University of New Hampshire, Ph.D. Biochemistry
Colby-Sawyer College, B. A. Biology

About Dr. Jaskiewicz:

Nicole Jaskiewicz grew up in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire and graduated from Colby-Sawyer College in May of 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. She had always planned on attending veterinary school, but when her mother was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer, Nicole realized her passion for biomedical research. She went on to complete her doctorate in Biochemistry with a minor in College Teaching at the University of New Hampshire in 2018 in the laboratory of Dr. David H. Townson. Her dissertation work focused on the role of Glycobiology, specifically O-GlcNAcylation, in cancer disease progression in cancers of the female reproductive tract. Nicole is joining PSU after a year as a USDA NIFA Postdoctoral Fellow in the Animal and Veterinary Sciences Department at the University of Vermont. There she investigated how some of these same mechanisms impact the ovary, folliculogenesis, and ultimately bovine reproduction and fertility. Outside of the lab, Nicole enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, Justin, and daughter, Fiona. As a family they enjoy gardening, raising chickens, and hiking with their dogs.