Jessica C. Seeliger PhD

Hertz Fellow: Jessica C. Seeliger PhD

Stanford University

Area of Study


Fellowship Years

2001 - 2006

Assistant Professor, Stony Brook University

Jessica C. Seeliger is assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacological Sciences at Stony Brook University. Her research focuses on chemical and biophysical approaches to understanding membrane biogenesis in bacterial pathogens. Dr. Seeliger was previously a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, after earning a PhD in biophysical chemistry as a Hertz Fellow at Stanford University. She also earned an MPhil in chemistry as a Churchill Scholar at the University of Cambridge and an AB in chemistry from Harvard University.

Throughout, Dr. Seeliger has been active in the mentoring of young scientists, especially women. She helped organize the first two West Coast Hertz Fellow Retreats and contributed to the inception and organization of a pilot mentoring program for Hertz Fellows. Jessica is an avid violinist and violist and has studied solo and chamber music performance with members of the St. Lawrence String Quartet, quartet-in-residence at Stanford University.