Jean Copper is a Research Technologist in the Cheng Lab, acting as both Lab Manager and Phenome Project Coordinator. In her position as Lab Manager Jean ensures the smooth functioning of the lab by providing all manner of lab support. In her role as Phenome Project Coordinator she is involved in both project management and in the production of Zebrafish Virtual Slides used in the Zebrafish Lifespan Atlas.
With a lifetime spent in academic research Jean brings a wealth of experience to the Cheng Lab. Jean received her BA in Biology in 1990 from Hollins University after which she spent several years working at the University of Virginia in the Department of Medicine. Following a move to Pennsylvania, Jean earned an MS in Biology from Shippensburg University in 1996. Upon the completion of her degree, Jean came to the Hershey Medical Center where she worked in both the Department of Neuroscience and the Department of Pharmacology before joining the Cheng Lab and the Jake Gittlen Cancer Research Foundation.