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Law alumna Jennifer Franks’ path led her from molecular biology to health care law

February 07, 2015

  • © Jerome Hart

The Portland Business Journal recently profiled Lewis & Clark Law School alum Jennifer Franks, who started her professional life as a molecular biologist and is now practicing health law. Franks is the newly appointed chair of the Executive Committee of the Oregon State Bar’s Health Law Section. Here is an excerpt from the Portland Business Journal:

She was inspired to pursue a science career after she got to work at the Oregon National Primate Research Center while still a student at Beaverton High School.

“We got to learn to use a scanning electron microscope,” Franks said. “It got me in a lab and kept me on a path.”

She went on to earn a PhD in biology from the University of California at San Diego, then worked as a post-doctoral fellow in gene regulation and mammalian systems at Oregon Health & Science University. But it wasn’t her lifelong calling.”

Read the rest of the Portland Business Journal story.

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