Jennifer Patterson-West is a post-doctoral IRTA fellow at NIH's NIDDK in the Laboratory of Cell and Molecular Biology. Her research focuses on how bacteriophages take over and kill their host, in order to gain insight into new approaches for developing novel antibacterial agents. Jennifer is a member of FELCOM and is the current co-chair of the Mentoring Committee. As part of the Mentoring Committee, she aims to educate NIH fellows about the benefits of good mentoring and promote good mentoring practices. Outside of the lab, she spends most of her time biking, hiking, painting, or crafting.