Jennifer Gavinski

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Jennifer Gavinski

Asst. Professor
Biological Sciences

Science Hall, Rm 114B
608-647-6148 ext. 107
(608) 6476186
Office Hours / Schedule 

Mon & Wed: 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Thu: 11am - 12pm and 1pm - 3pm


As a biology instructor it is my goal to promote critical thinking and scientific inquiry as well as foundational knowledge in a subject.  In my classroom I focus on a variety of concepts ranging from cellular and human physiology to genetics and molecular biotechnology.  As part of the laboratory experience my students find themselves mapping chromosomal inheritance patterns in organisms, mastering anatomical dissection and investigating cutting-edge, molecular techniques.

My research interests focus on epidermal growth factor receptor family signal transduction and their influences in mammary epithelial cell proliferation and breast cancer.

Curriculum Vitae 

Sheffield, L.G. and Gavinski, Jennifer J.  2003.  Proteomics Methods for Probing Molecular Mechanisms in Signal Transduction.  J. Dairy Sci.  86:E115-E124.

Lentz, Paul and Gavinski, Jennifer J. and Sheffield, Lewis G. 2007 Leptin-induced Upregulation of Nucleoporin mRNA in Mammary Epithelial Cells.

Gavinski, Jennifer J. and Sheffield, Lewis G. 2008. The Effects of soluble Epidermal Growth Factor on Mammary Epithelial Cells.J. Dairy Sci.

Gavinski, Jennifer J. and Sheffield, Lewis G. 2007 Leptin’s Effects on mRNA in Mammary Epithelial Cells. J. Dairy Sci. Reviews.


Ph.D. (Endocrinology-Reproductive Physiology) 2008, University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.S. (Natural Science/Minor Chemistry) 1997, St. Norbert College