April 25, 2017

I am thrilled to announce that I have joined the team at Perfect Day Foods. Our mission is to craft animal-free, sustainable milk that’s just like the real thing. After all, cows need a break now and again! I’m looking forward to getting products out to all of you. It’s going to be legen-DAIRY.

Please update your contacts. My email is no longer active. If you would like to reach me by email, please write me at heather.jensen at perfectdayfoods dot com. 


Dec 1, 2016

I had the privilege of working with some amazing young women through Girls Inc. and the BioRad Ambassador program last spring. A group of inquisitive girls visited me and my colleagues at JBEI where we showed them how to purify their genomic DNA from spit! Watch the video below to hear why diversity is vital for the forward progress of science. Thank you to Girls Inc, BioRad Ambassadors, the film crew, and my tremendous colleagues for making this happen.

July 15, 2016

Our recent paper in ACS Synthetic Biology was awarded the July cover. The design was created by our exceptionally talented undergraduate alumni, Annie Li. Find the associated article here

web only. Editor: Ranj JEM: Leslie

April 6, 2016

Congratulations to my co-authors on the recent publication in ACS Synthetic Biology. Keep an eye out for some associated artwork in the coming weeks. In the meantime, find our paper here.


November 4, 2015 – The isopentenol tolerance and production paper in mBio was featured on the DOE Office of Science homepage (, as well as a few other media outlets. 

A recent paper was featured on

A recent paper was featured on

“Boosting biogasoline production in microbes,” a press release by Lynn Yarris, was posted on the following sites:


March 16, 2013 

We were awarded the cover on ACS SynBio (Volume 2, Issue 3). To see the issue, click the image below. 




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