Title: Senior Research Assistant.
Lab: Laboratory of Associate Professor Jerry Ware,
Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine (MEM).
Duties: Dent is currently working on the role of
platelet Septin 5 in secretion and signaling.
Started at TSRI: 1982. "I've been with MEM for over
20 years. It's been fun and challenging."
Background: Native of Yorkshire, England. Bachelor's
degree from the University of London, England. Jobs at the
University of Calgary, Canada; University of Canterbury, Christchurch,
New Zealand; Washington University School of Medicine in St.
Louis; and The Salk Institute in San Diego. "I wanted to travel.
My jobs enabled me to live in a lot of different places."
Outside of Work: Dent, her husband (a patent attorney),
and daughter moved to Ramona in 1991. "We're busy, but we
love it. We have five horses, two dogs, and a cat. I garden
and love to be outside. I count my blessings every day when
I drive through the countryside."
Other Extracurriculars: Co-leading her daughter's
senior Girl Scout troop. For the last two and a half years,
the five-member troop has been planning a trip through England
and has been conducting a variety of fundraisers to pay for
the expedition. The next will be hosting a booth at the TSRI
Spring Craft Fair on April 17. "The girls are baking all-natural
dog treats and wrapping them in Easter fabric that can be
used as a dog bandana." Proceeds will go towards purchasing
rail passes and paying for accommodations during the two-week
trip this June.
"I've been with MEM for over 20
years," says Senior Research Associate Judith Dent. "It's
been fun and challenging." Photo by Biomedical