Jennifer Evans, Ph.D.

Jennifer Evans, Ph.D.
Jennifer Evans, Ph.D. Marquette University

Schroeder Complex, 474B

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-5732


Department of Biomedical Sciences

Dr. Evans received her graduate degree in psychology from the University of California, San Diego. After graduation, she was awarded a two-year faculty fellowship from the University of California to expand her research and teach at the undergraduate level. She then conducted her postdoctoral research at the Morehouse School of Medicine, where she investigated the functional organization of neural circuits that drive daily rhythms in behavior and physiology.


  • B.S. 2000, University of California, San Diego, Psychology (Behavioral Neuroscience)
  • Ph.D. 2007, University of California, San Diego, Psychology (Behavioral Neuroscience)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Morehouse School of Medicine, Neurobiology

Research Interests

Research in the Evans Lab

Circadian clocks regulate nearly every aspect of our lives, controlling the timing of numerous biological processes to ensure that they occur at the right time of day. Mounting evidence indicates that working against the clock (as in shift work) is associated with a large number of adverse health consequences. Our laboratory investigates the cellular and molecular mechanisms that generate circadian rhythms in mammals using a wide variety of behavioral, physiological, cellular, and molecular techniques. Current research in the lab focuses on how environmental and genetic factors affect clock function, with the ultimate goal of gaining mechanistic insight that can be used to develop new therapies to prevent and alleviate these health risks.

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