Jayla Harvey

Ms. Jayla Harvey (jayharvey27@gmail.com) is currently a third year Biology student at Howard University. From Plainfield, NJ, and she received her high school diploma from Bishop George Ahr High School in Edison, NJ.  Her research work includes studies in bacterial viruses with PHAGES at Howard University, neuroanatomical development process and plasticity in primates infected with SIV and afflicted with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome at Howard University College of Medicine, and investigating genetic evidence of Autism Spectrum Disorders in the  Cobb Collection. She has also interned with the "Do One Thing" campaign in Philadelphia, PA, an outreach program testing for and spreading awareness for HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C.  She has also spent a year volunteering at Howard University Hospital in the respiratory department.  Jayla has served as an undergraduate teaching assistant for the honors biology laboratory (PHAGES) for the past two years and a research mentor for those students.  She is a member of Beta Kappa Chi, a national scientific honors society, National Institute of Science and Sigma Alpha Phi, a national leadership society.  Furthermore, she is an active participant in the Louis Stokes Alliance Minority Program and is listed as a co-Author on ‘Whole genome comparison of a large collection of mycobacteriophages reveals a continuum of phage genetic diversity,’ published in eLife.  Ms. Harvey plans on pursuing a PhD. in Neuroscience after receiving her Bachelors Degree in 2016.

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