Jenifer Thewalt

PhD (Chem),  1986
BSc Hons (Physics, Math),  1979

Jenifer started off at SFU in 1974 intending to do a double major in Chemistry & Math, the two subjects she enjoyed most in high school. However, when she graduated in 1979 she received Honours Biophysics with a Minor in Math. She followed up with a PhD in Chemistry, subfield Physical Biochemistry, in 1986: “Deuterium NMR studies of model membranes containing 1-alkanol anesthetics or alpha-tocopherol.” Jenifer was awarded a fellowship to do postdoctoral work with renowned professor Myer Bloom in Physics at UBC and in 1995 returned to SFU as an assistant professor in MBB and Physics, with an adjunct professorship in the UBC Department of Dermatology and Skin Science. Exploring the importance of specific lipids in determining the structure and behaviour of membranes is her research passion. Of course research isn’t everything: she married SFU Physics professor Mike Thewalt in 1982 and their son Eric graduated from SFU with an Honours Physics BSc in 2011.

Read more about Jenifer here:

http://www.sfu.ca/science/alumni/inspiring-alumni/profiles/jenifer-thewalt.html

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