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Jasmine Alexander-Floyd, Ph.D.

Department of Microbiology,
University of Pennsylvania


2010 B.S. Biology – University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC 

2019 Ph.D. Biological Sciences (Genetics) – Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 

2019-Present PennPORT fellow, Department of Microbiology – University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Research Mentor: Sunny Shin, Ph.D. 

Research Topic: Investigating how diverse lipopolysaccharide (LPS) structures are recognized by macrophages and activate the human non-canonical inflammasome pathway. 

Teaching Interests: General Biology, Microbiology, Bacterial Pathogenesis, Bacterial Molecular Genetics 


J. Alexander-Floyd, S. Haroon, M. Ying, A. Entezari, C. Jaeger, M. Vermulst, T. Gidalevitz, “Cryptic genetic variation in C. elegans uncovers unexpected cell-type dependent divergence in the effects of autophagy on polyglutamine aggregation”, Submitted to BMC Biology 

J. Zha, M. Ying, J. Alexander-Floyd, T. Gidalevitz, “HSP-4/BiP Expression in Secretory Cells is Regulated by a Developmental Program and not by the Unfolded Protein Response,” PLoS Biology Vol. 17 Issue 3, March 2019 

S. Haroon, A. Li, J. Weinert, C. Fritsch, N. Ericson, J. Alexander-Floyd, B. Braeckman, C. Haynes, J. Bielas, T. Gidalevitz, M. Vermulst, “Multiple Molecular Mechanisms Rescue mtDNA Disease in C. elegans,Cell Reports Vol. 22 Issue 12, March 2018  

T. Gidalevitz, N. Wang, T. Deravaj, J. Alexander-Floyd, R. Morimoto, “Natural Genetic Variation Determines Susceptibility to Aggregation or Toxicity in a C. elegans Model for Polyglutamine Disease,” BMC Biology Vol. 11, September 2013 



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