Jennifer Gamboa Jackman

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  • 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)