Jennifer Wischhusen was born in Bremen, Germany in 1988. She got her B.Sc. degree in Industrial Biology from the University of Applied Sciences Bremen, Germany in 2011, and her M.Sc. degree in Molecular Biosciences, major Cancer Biology, from the University of Heidelberg and the German Cancer Research Center, Germany in 2013.

Since 2013, Jennifer Wischhusen is a Ph.D. student at the LabTAU, INSERM U1032, supported with a PhD stipend from the LabEx DEVweCAN (ANR-10-LABX-0061) of the University of Lyon, within the program "Investissements d'Avenir" (ANR-11-IDEX-0007) operated by the French National Research Agency (ANR). In her PhD project, she investigates the use of microbubbles, which are ultrasound contrast agents, for imaging and drug delivery in cancer. In collaboration with the team of Dr. Patrick Mehlen at the Cancer Research Center Lyon, Jennifer developed the detection of the netrin-1 protein in breast cancer based on ultrasound molecular imaging to enable non-invasive patient stratification prior to netrin-1 interference therapy. During a one-year stay as a Visiting Student Researcher in the laboratory of Prof. Dr. Juergen K. Willmann at Stanford University, California, USA, Jennifer assessed the immuno-modulatory effects of microRNA delivery in hepatocellular carcinoma based on ultrasound-targeted microbubble destruction.

Jennifer’s PhD thesis is entitled “Ultrasound Microbubbles for Molecular Imaging and Drug Delivery: Detection of Netrin-1 in Breast Cancer & Immunomodulation in Hepatocellular Carcinoma”.

Poster presentation at the 3rd International Symposium of the Cancer Research Center Lyon, Lyon, France, September 25-27, 2017: Ultrasound molecular imaging of the secreted tumor marker Netrin-1 in multiple breast cancer models; CRCL Poster Award

Poster presentation at the World Molecular Imaging Conference 2017, Philadelphia, USA, September 13-16, 2017: Ultrasound molecular imaging of the secreted tumor marker Netrin-1 in multiple breast cancer models; Student Travel Stipend from the World Molecular Imaging Conference; Industry-Selected Poster Award from VisualSonics

Poster presentation at the World Molecular Imaging Conference, New York, USA, September 7-10, 2016: Detection of Tumoral Netrin-1 Protein Levels using Ultrasound Microbubble Contrast Agents: In Vitro Validation; Travel Stipends from the French Society for Biomedical Engineering (SFGBM) and France Life Imaging

Visiting Student Researcher Stipend granted by the France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies for a four-month stay in the laboratory of Prof. Dr. Juergen K. Willmann at Stanford University, School of Medicine, Department of Radiology (August-November 2016)

PhD Student Research Stipend granted by the German-American Fulbright Commission for four-month stay in the laboratory of Prof. Dr. Juergen K. Willmann at Stanford University, School of Medicine, Department of Radiology (April-July 2016)

Poster presentation at the European Molecular Imaging Meeting, Utrecht, The Netherlands, March 8-10, 2016: Detection of Tumoral Netrin-1 Protein Levels using Ultrasound Microbubble Contrast Agents: In Vitro Validation; Poster Award

Poster presentation at the 21st European Symposium on Ultrasound Contrast Imaging, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, January 21-22, 2016: Detection of Tumoral Netrin-1 Protein Levels using Ultrasound Microbubble Contrast Agents: In Vitro Validation; Poster Award

Poster presentation at the scientific day of the PhD School for Interdisciplinary Science-Health (Ecole Doctorale Inter-Disciplinaire Science-Santé), Lyon, France, October 16, 2014: Development of Targeted Microbubbles for Ultrasound Molecular Imaging of Breast Cancer; Poster Award

Original Contribution Article: Wischhusen, J., Padilla, F. (2017). Microbubble Enzyme-Linked ImmunoSorbent Assay (MB-ELISA) for the Detection of Targeted Microbubbles in In Vitro Static Binding Assays. Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (April 2017). DOI: 10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2017.03.004. Epub 2017 Apr 2.