About Jessica Griswold

Jessica is a fifth year graduate student in the Chemistry Department, in the lab of Dr. Jeffrey Johnson. Her research is primarily focused on enantioselective catalysis, developing new reactions to synthesize molecules in a single three dimensional conformation. Outside of lab she is involved in science policy and has traveled to Washington DC to advocate to policymakers on behalf of science funding. In her free time, Jessica enjoys watching any TV show starring Guy Fieri and exploring the Triangle's food scene to find the best chicken parm.

by Jessica Griswold March 10, 2019

March in North Carolina brings out one of the country’s greatest rivalries. No, I’m not talking about UNC vs Duke basketball. I’m talking about when the flowers start to bloom in the Tar Heel state, and pandemonium ensues. North Carolinians … Continue reading

by Jessica Griswold November 14, 2018

While HIV treatment has come a long way over the past few decades, there is still a discrepancy between total number of HIV patients and those with access to life-saving antiretroviral therapies (ART). The inability to access medications is often … Continue reading

by Jessica Griswold July 30, 2018

Chemists and engineers are in the process of making on-demand production of pharmaceuticals less of an idea from a movie, and potentially a viable option for situations where medicines may not be easily accessible. Imagine taking a vacation to an … Continue reading