Associate Professor Jessica Mar

ARC Future Fellow and Group Leader

Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology



  • Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University


  • Ren, Zuen, Dharmaratne, Malindrie, Liang, Huizhi, Benard, Outhiriaradjou, Morales-Gallego, Miriam, Suyama, Kimita, Kumar, Viney, Fard, Atefeh Taherian, Kulkarni, Ameya S., Prystowsky, Michael, Mar, Jessica C., Norton, Larry and Hazan, Rachel B. (2024). Redox signalling regulates breast cancer metastasis via phenotypic and metabolic reprogramming due to p63 activation by HIF1α. British Journal of Cancer. doi: 10.1038/s41416-023-02522-5

  • Aguado, Julio, Amarilla, Alberto A., Taherian Fard, Atefeh, Albornoz, Eduardo A., Tyshkovskiy, Alexander, Schwabenland, Marius, Chaggar, Harman K., Modhiran, Naphak, Gómez-Inclán, Cecilia, Javed, Ibrahim, Baradar, Alireza A., Liang, Benjamin, Peng, Lianli, Dharmaratne, Malindrie, Pietrogrande, Giovanni, Padmanabhan, Pranesh, Freney, Morgan E., Parry, Rhys, Sng, Julian D. J., Isaacs, Ariel, Khromykh, Alexander A., Valenzuela Nieto, Guillermo, Rojas-Fernandez, Alejandro, Davis, Thomas P., Prinz, Marco, Bengsch, Bertram, Gladyshev, Vadim N., Woodruff, Trent M., Mar, Jessica C. ... Wolvetang, Ernst J. (2023). Senolytic therapy alleviates physiological human brain aging and COVID-19 neuropathology. Nature Aging, 3 (12), 1-15. doi: 10.1038/s43587-023-00519-6

  • Zheng, Huiwen, Vijg, Jan, Fard, Atefeh Taherian and Mar, Jessica Cara (2023). Measuring cell-to-cell expression variability in single-cell RNA-sequencing data: a comparative analysis and applications to B cell aging. Genome Biology, 24 (1) 238, 238. doi: 10.1186/s13059-023-03036-2

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Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Cooper-White, Justin, Chowdhury, Mahfuz, Wolvetang, Ernst, Zimmerman, Samuel, Mar, Jessica, Polo, Jose, Laslett, Andrew and Nefzger, Christian (2022). Softer, faster, better! - Substrate mechanics drives superior somatic cell reprogramming outcomes. TERMIS 6th World Congress, Maastricht, Netherlands, 15-19 November 2021. New Rochelle, NY United States: Mary Ann Liebert.

  • Ren, Zuen, Dharmaratne, Malindrie, Kulkarni, Ameya, Fard, Atefeh Taherian, Mar, Jessica, Galbo, Phillip M., Liu, Yang, Zheng, Deyou, Liang, Huizhi, Benard, Outhiriaradjou, Suyama, Kimita, Prystowsky, Michael B., Norton, Larry and Hazan, Rachel B. (2020). Redox regulation of tumor cell heterogeneity in the PyMT mammary tumor model revealed by single cell RNA sequencing. AACR Annual Meeting, Online, 22-24 June, 2020. Philadelphia, PA, United States: American Association for Cancer Research. doi: 10.1158/1538-7445.am2020-4426

  • Church, Benjamin V., Williams, Henry T. and Mar, Jessica C. (2019). Investigating skewness to understand gene expression heterogeneity in large patient cohorts. The International Conference on Intelligent Biology and Medicine (ICIBM 2019), Columbia, OH, United States, 9-11 June 2019. London, United Kingdom: BioMed Central. doi: 10.1186/s12859-019-3252-0

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision