Meet The Team
Our Team
Meet the team that behind The Health Awareness Project
Jacob Rainey     Molecular Tech

Current Master of Science candidate at Tarleton State University with a focus on molecular diagnostics. My education is in molecular pathology and molecular laboratory techniques with the goal of becoming a certified in Molecular Biology (MB) through the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). My master's thesis research project aims to elucidate the origin of the novel mesenchymal osteoproginator cells leading to the normal development of bone in the scales of the American alligator. I hope that the results from this study can be applied to the human disease Heterotopic Ossification (HO) and highlight the American alligator as a promising new animal model that can be utilized to further the understanding of HO development.

Jacob Rainey
Molecular Tech
Jessica Castañeda-Gill
Lab Manager
Pejman Rahimian
Technical Supervisor