Jennifer Gamboa Jackman


Degree: PhD in BME, 2016 (Expected)

Advisor: Charles Gersbach, Bruce Sullenger

Research Project: Polycations for nucleic acid interactions in biomedical applications

Research Interests:


  1. Gamboa, J. and Leong, K., "In vitro and in vivo models for the study of oral delivery of nanoparticles," Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, 2013; 65: 800-810.
  2. Barua, S., Linton, R., Gamboa, J., Banerjee, I., Yarmush, M. and Rege, K., "Lytic peptide-mediated sensitization fo TRAIL-resistant prostate cancer cells to death receptor antagonists," Cancer Letters, 2010; 293(2): 240-253.



  1. Juwarker, H., Gamboa, J., Leong, K., and Sullenger, B. "Cationic nanofibers as anti-inflammatory scaffolds for chronic wound healing," Society for Biomaterials, Denver, CO, April 16-19, 2014. [poster]
  2. Gamboa, J., Suryaprakash, S. and Leong, K. "Non-viral oral gene dlievery for Hemophelia B," Biomedical Engineering Society, Seattle, WA, September 25-28, 2013. [poster]
  3. Gamboa, J., Suryaprakash, S. and Leong, K. "Non-viral gene delibery for cancer therapy," Gordon Research Conference: Cancer Nanotechnology, Dover, VT, July 14-19, 2013. [poster]
  4. Gamboa, J. and Leong, K. "Zein-coated nanoparticles for oral gene delivery," Biomedical Engineering Society, Atlanta, GA, October 24-27, 2012. [poster]



  1. Jackman, J.G., Poveromo, L., Leong, K.W., Levinson, H., and Sullenger, B. "Improving wound healing with nucleic acid scavenging nanofibers," Duke Dermatology Pinnel Center and Skin Disease Research Center Annual Research Symposium, Durham, NC, October 15-16, 2015. [oral presentation]
  2. Jackman, J.G., Juwarker, H., Bashirov, L., Leong, K., Levison, H., and Sullenger, B. "Nucleic acid scavenging nanofibers as anti-inflammatory meshes," American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy, New Orleans, LA, May 13-16, 2015. [oral presentation]
  3. Gamboa, J., Suryaprakash, S. and Leong, K. "Non-viral oral gene delibery for treatment of Hemophilia B," Society for Biomaterials, Denver, CO, April 16-19, 2014. [oral presentation]



  1. Honorable Mention -- Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant in Biomedical Engineering, Duke University (May 2012, 2013)
  2. National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (September 2013 - August 2016)
  3. NIH CBTE Fellowship, Duke University (August 2012 - August 2013)
  4. Dean's Graduate Fellowship, Duke University (August 2011 - August 2015)