Jeni Lauer is a seasoned scientist with extensive expertise in protein biochemistry, peptide chemistry, cell biology, and physiology. Her academic work includes 15 years designing and synthesizing peptides and mini-proteins with defined 3D architecture. With a focus on cancer biology, this work helped map cell-binding sites to extracellular matrix proteins and to better understand the mechanism of collagen hydrolysis. Expanding on this work, she spent more than a decade studying protein backbone dynamics to better understand the structure-function relationships in nuclear receptors and proteins involved in intracellular trafficking. Jeni has contributed to 75 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. Currently she works as a biocompatibility expert with the Expert Advisory Services team at Nelson Labs, where she utilizes her chemistry, biochemistry, and cell-biology experience, as well as academic-research acumen, to create solutions for test sponsors/customers.