Trevor Penix

Trevor Penix is passionate about utilizing new technologies and innovative strategies to treat disease. While he always loved science, Trevor discovered his passion for biological research during his undergraduate career.

Penix earned his bachelor’s degree in biotechnology and molecular bioscience in 2020 from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. He is particularly interested in infectious disease and translational research.

He currently works in the lab of Jason Rosch, PhD, in the Department of Infectious Diseases where he works on Streptococcus pneumoniae.

“I am amazed by the historical advancements in biological science that have been made at St. Jude,” he says. “I am honored to learn from a place with such rich history and altruistic goals.”

Hometown: Prince Frederick, Maryland


Nair-Menon J, Daulagala AC, Connor DM, Rutledge L, Penix T, Bridges MC, Wellslager B, Spyropoulos DD, Timmers CD, Broome AM, Kourtidis A. Predominant Distribution of the RNAi Machinery at Apical Adherens Junctions in Colonic Epithelia Is Disrupted in Cancer. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2020, 21, 2559.