About Jocelyn Portmann
Jocelyn grew up in Corinth, ME and then came a bit further south to complete her undergraduate studies at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, graduating in 2014 with a B.A. in Biological Sciences and a minor in Psychology. At Mount Holyoke College Jocelyn was a member of the basketball team for four years. After graduation, she researched viral-host interactions through functional genomics in Dr. Abraham Brass’s laboratory at UMass Medical School’s for two years. Jocelyn’s research focused on using genetics, molecular biology, and microscopy to understand how viruses enter cells and make use of their resources. She has now transitioned from basic science research to clinical research at Beth Israel to explore the many career options of the medical field.