Dr Jennifer Osborn

Jennifer Osborn is an Associate Programme Officer in HIV diagnostics at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Jennifer has extensive experience in the development of infectious disease diagnostics appropriate for low-resource settings. In her previous position, Jennifer worked in the diagnostics department at PATH where she acted as scientific technical lead and project manager on an NIH funded grant to develop a novel electricity free point-of-care molecular diagnostic platform for diagnosis of HIV infection. She also contributed to a BMGF funded project to develop target product profiles specific to diagnostic tools to enable malaria elimination.

Jennifer obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Washington, department of Bioengineering in 2011, with a focus in novel microfluidic and paper-based diagnostics for infectious disease. Prior to her doctoral program she worked at Nanostring Technologies, a Seattle-based biotech company developing molecular diagnostics and life science tools. Dr. Osborn was awarded a Biotechnology Project Management Certificate in 2012 and obtained her B.S. in Bioengineering from the University of Washington in 2005.

Jennifer supports the HIV work of the Diagnostics Modelling Consortium.

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