Jessica Hekman

Brunette woman in green sweater and glasses lies on floor facing medium black and white dog

Jessica Hekman is a postdoctoral associate at the Broad. Jessica received her Ph.D. in Animal Sciences (Genetics, Genomics, and Bioinformatics) in 2017 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she studied canid behavioral genetics. Previously, Jessica graduated from the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2012 with a dual DVM/MS degree. Her Master's work was on the behavior and cortisol responses of healthy dogs to being hospitalized overnight. She also completed a shelter medicine veterinary internship at the University of Florida Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program. Jessica's interests include the genetics of canine behavior.

Jessica lives with her husband and two dogs, with whom she participates in agility and canine parkour.

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