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Jessica Back

Jessica Back


Jessica B. Back, Ph.D., SCYM(ASCP)CM is a Research Scientist and Deputy Director of the Microscopy, Imaging, and Cytometry Resources (MICR) Core at the Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University in Detroit, MI (

Dr. Back is an ISAC SRL Emerging Leader (2015-2019), a member of the Steering Committee for the Great Lakes International Imaging and Cytometry Association (GLIIFCA), and Vice-Chair of the ASCP Board of Certification Cytometry Examination Committee. As Deputy Director of an SRL much of her focus is on efficient and effective delivery of services to facility users. Her research interests focus on the tumor microenvironment, particularly on the role the immune system plays in cancer therapies and tumor regression.

Dr. Back received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI and completed a postdoc in Tumor Immunology at the Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit, MI.