Jacob Orkwis


Symposium Judging Subcommittee Lead


Jacob is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Pharmacology at the School of Medicine. His current research interests involve applying molecular biology and biochemical applications to analyze cross-kingdom protein ‘superfamilies’ and develop multivalent vaccines against taxonomically diverse parasite species. Jacob earned a PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of Cincinnati, where he studied the development of electroactive biomaterials for nerve repair.

Jacob’s extracurricular interests include rock-climbing, biking, playing with his dog (Hobbes), and being stuck in traffic on I95. Feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns related to YPA, Jacob’s research, or anything else!

Contact:  jacob.orkwis@yale.edu