Janet Jansson2017-10-04T21:25:14+00:00

Janet Jansson


“I loved to go to the lab in the mornings and check the results of my experiments.”

Career Highlights
  • Director of the Biological Sciences Division at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Uses big-data approaches to understand the functions of microorganisms
  • Enjoys tackling science problems that have huge implications for understanding the impact of global warming
  • Embraced nature from a young age, including camping, hiking and visiting national parks

STEM Gems Club

Is a career in Microbiology in your future? Maybe you enjoy biology but never though out microbiology… until now! STEM Gem Janet Jansson studies microbes, or microscopic living organisms found in air, soil, and water, that carry out critical, life-sustaining functions. Read her story and digest. Watch one of her online videos. Then, with your STEM Gems Tribe, discuss, explore, reflect, and act.