Jessica Peoples focuses her practice on patent drafting and prosecution in the area of biotechnology. She is an experienced and dynamic biomedical research scientist with more than 10 years experience in BSL-2 and IUCAC regulated laboratories. Her research expertise includes development of small animal research models to understand mitochondrial and adrenergic signaling mechanisms in the context of adult and juvenile heart diseases.


Florida State University, B.S., Biochemistry

University of South Florida, M.S., Medical Sciences

University of Central Florida, PhD, Biomedical Sciences

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  • Publications & Presentations

    • Peoples, JN., Ghazal, N., Faundez, V., Kwong, JQ. “Mitochondrial citrate carrier dysfunction causes ventricular non-compaction and prolongs remodeling of the fetal heart.” Manuscript in preparation.

    • Peoples, JN., Ghazal, N., Duong, DM., Hardin, KR., Seyfried, NT., Faundez, V., Kwong, JQ., “Loss of the mitochondrial phosphate carrier SLC25A3 induces remodeling of the cardiac mitochondrial protein acylome.” Journal of Physiology Cell Physiology (2021).

    • Ghazal, N., Peoples, JN., Mohuiddin, T., Kwong, JQ. “Mitochondrial functional resilience after TFAM ablation in the adult heart.” Journal of Physiology Cell Physiology (2021) 320: 6, C929-C942.

    • Peoples, JNR., Saraf, A., Ghazal, N., Pham, TT., Kwong, JQ. “Mitochondrial dysfunction and oxidative stress in heart disease.” Experimental Molecular Medicine (2019) 51, 1-13.

    • Peoples, JNR., Maxmillian, T., Le, Q., Nadtochiy, SM., Brookes, PS., Porter, GA., Davidson, VL., Ebert, SN. “Metabolomics reveals critical adrenergic regulatory checkpoints in glycolysis and pentose phosphate pathways in the embryonic heart.” Journal of Biological Chemistry. (2018) 293: 18, P6925-P6941.

    • Peoples, JNR., Taylor DG., Katchman AN., Ebert, SN. “Intact calcium signaling in adrenergic-deficient embryonic mouse hearts.” Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. (2018) 495: 4, 2547-2552.

    • Baker, CN., Gidus, SA., Price, GF., Peoples, JNR., Ebert, SN. “Impaired cardiac energy metabolism in embryos lacking adrenergic stimulation.” American Journal of Physiology Endocrinology and Metabolism. (2015) 308: 5, E402-E413.

    • Peoples, JNR., and Cappendijk,S. “The effects of nicotine on neurotrophic factor expression in the adult male zebra finch.” Florida State University Digital Repository. Paper 69. (2012).