Jennifer Y. Barr

Senior Scientific Editor and Writing Consultant

Jennifer has worked as a full-time editor in the Scientific Editing and Research Communication Core since 2017. Prior to this, she worked as an intern with the Scientific Editing Service at the University of Iowa from 2015-2017. She has gained experience providing extensive feedback on manuscripts and grants, given lectures on scientific writing to graduate students, and organized and co-directed the Scientist Writers’ Workshop for trainees in several departments within the Carver College of Medicine. In addition, she has attended conferences on scientific writing and participated in professional development workshops regarding the requirements for NIH, DoD, and NSF grants. She completed her training at the University of Iowa, earning her PhD from the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology (emphasis in immunology) in 2015 and completing her post-doctoral training in immunology in the Department of Pediatrics.