Jennifer Watts

Jennifer Watts

Professor 509-335-8554   1770 NE STADIUM WAY

Dr. Jennifer Watts is a Professor and Associate Director for Graduate Programs in the School of Molecular Biosciences. Dr. Watts uses the roundworm C. elegans to study fat metabolism and functions of polyunsaturated fatty acids in diseases such as obesity and cancer. She also teaches a hands-on genetics lab to Genetics and Cell Biology undergraduate students.


  • PhD, Cornell University, 1996
  • BS, University of Idaho, 1988

Research Interests

  • Lipid Metabolism
  • Functions of Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids
  • Ferroptosis, cell death caused by metabolic imbalances
  • Manipulating lipid metabolism to control plant parasitic nematodes
  • Lab Site


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