Jons, Amanda

Amanda Jons

Dr. Sarah Bondos
Entrance year: 2019
Hometown: College Station, TX

“Biosensors that can be analyzed at the point of use would eliminate long processing delays that erode the value of the results, but these sensors encounter problems with misfolding and aggregation. We have immobilized these sensors on protein materials which provides stability and separation, increasing the effectiveness of the sensor.”

Research Specialties

Medical Genetics – Human and Animal
Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Genetics

What is at least one big lesson you have learned in the Genetics graduate program that you think is widely applicable to your future pursuits?

Always keep an open mind about what you want to do! Sometimes the thing you set out for doesn’t turn out to be what you thought and sometimes opportunities arise that you weren’t looking for. Be willing to try new things and go in new directions.

When and how did you realize that you wanted to study Genetics?

In my high school biology class we had a unit on genetics and I thought the subject was so interesting. I was re-introduced to genetics in college and was given the opportunity as an undergraduate to work in a genetics lab. I loved working in that lab and decided that I really wanted to pursue it for my degree.

Fun Facts:

What is your favorite thing about life in College Station?

My family and friends! I am so blessed to have my family all living in the same city as me and the friends I’ve made through the genetics program are amazing!

Do you have any hidden talents? If so, what are they.

My hidden talents are decorating cakes, designing and making paper-pieced quilts, sewing my family’s Halloween costumes, and teaching swim lessons.

Do you have any pets? If so, please tell us about them.

I have a yellow lab named Remy, two cats named Donner and Blitzen, a sugar glider named Luna, and 5 glowfish with names my kids made up 😊