• Jennifer L Anderson B.S.

  • Project Manager

    • Integrated Research and Development Laboratory
    • 1000 North Oak Ave. 2R4 Marshfield, WI 54449


1996 to 1999:
BS, Biology, Minor in Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Stevens Point

Work Experience

2007 to Present:
Senior Research Associate - Integrated Research and Development Laboratory (IRDL), Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, Marshfield
2002 to 2007:
Zoonotic Technologist- Food Safety Services, Applied Science, Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield
2000 to 2002:
Research Associate- Integrated Research and Development Laboratory (IRDL), Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, Marshfield
1999 to 2000:
Research Associate Intern- Biochemistry Laboratory, Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, Marshfield


Ms. Anderson is a Senior Research Associate in the Integrated Research and Development Lab. She has 20 years of molecular biology research experience at Marshfield Clinic Research Institute (MCRI) and is responsible for NextGen sequencing experimental design and data generation. In addition, she routinely trains undergraduate and graduate students in laboratory methods. She also works with investigators in other departments of MCRI to develop and excute research projects.

Professional Societies

2004 to 2006:
International Assocation of Food Protection, Member
2007 to 2010:
American Society of Microbiology, Member


2002 to Present:
Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation Institutional Biosafety Committee, Member

Select Publications

  • Qutaishat S, Stemper ME, Spencer SK, Borchardt MA, Opitz JC, Morison TA,...Ellingson JL [including Anderson JL.] (2003 June). Transmission of Salmonella enterica serotype typhimurium DT104 to infants through mother's breast milk. PEDIATRICS. 111(6 Pt 1):1442-6.
    PubMed ID: 12777569
  • Ellingson JL, Koziczkowski JJ, Anderson JL. (2004 October). Comparison of PCR prescreening to two cultivation procedures with PCR confirmation for detection of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis in U.S. Department of Agriculture fecal check test samples. J Food Prot. 67(10):2310-4.
    PubMed ID: 15508650
  • Ellingson JL, Anderson JL, Carlson SA, Sharma VK. (2004 February). Twelve hour real-time PCR technique for the sensitive and specific detection of Salmonella in raw and ready-to-eat meat products. Mol Cell Probes. 18(1):51-57.
    PubMed ID: 15036370
  • Ellingson JL, Anderson JL, Koziczkowski JJ, Radcliff RP, Sloan SJ, Allen SE, Sullivan NM. (2005 May). Detection of viable Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis in retail pasteurized whole milk by two culture methods and PCR. J Food Prot. 68(5):966-72.
    PubMed ID: 15895728
  • Ellingson JL, Koziczkowski JJ, Anderson JL, Carlson SA, Sharma VK. (2005 June). Rapid PCR detection of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) in bovine food products and feces. Mol Cell Probes. 19(3):213-217.
    PubMed ID: 15797823
  • Clark DL, Anderson JL, Koziczkowski JJ, Ellingson JL. (2006 June). Detection of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis genetic components in retail cheese curds purchased in Wisconsin and Minnesota by PCR. Mol Cell Probes. 20(3-4):197-202.
    PubMed ID: 16545540
  • Anderson JL, Meece JK, Koziczkowski JJ, Clark DL, Radcliff RP, Nolden CA.,...Ellingson JL [including Samuel MD..] (2007 April). Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis in Scavenging Mammals in Wisconsin. J Wildl Dis. 43(2):302-308.
    PubMed ID: 17495318
  • Parrish NM, Radcliff RP, Brey BJ, Anderson JL, Clark DL, Koziczkowski JJ,...Ellingson JL [including Carlson RA.] (2009 April). Absence of mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis in Crohn's patients. INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASES. 15(4):558-65.
    PubMed ID: 19058231
  • Meece JK, Anderson JL, Klein BS, Sullivan TD, Foley SL, Baumgardner DJ,...Reed KD. (2010 March). Genetic diversity in Blastomyces dermatitidis: implications for PCR detection in clinical and environmental samples. Med Mycol. 48(2):285-90.
    PubMed ID: 19626547
  • Meece JK, Anderson JL, Fisher MC, Henk DA, Sloss BL, Reed KD. (2011 August). Population genetic structure of clinical and environmental isolates of blastomyces dermatitidis based on 27 polymorphic microsatellite markers. Appl Environ Microbiol. 77(15):5123-31.
    PubMed ID: 21705544
  • Pfister JR, Archer JR, Hersil S, Boers T, Reed KD, Meece JK,...Davis JP [including Anderson JL.] (2011 June). Non-rural point source blastomycosis outbreak near a yard waste collection site. Clinical Medicine & Research. 9(2):57-65.
  • Meece JK, Anderson JL, Gruszka S, Sloss BL, Sullivan BJ, Reed KD. (2013 March). Variation in clinical phenotype of human infection among genetic groups of Blastomyces dermatitidis. J Infect Dis. 207(5):814-22.
    PubMed ID: 23230057
  • Anderson JL, Sloss BL, Meece JK. (2013 April). Clinical and molecular epidemiology of veterinary blastomycosis in Wisconsin. BMC Vet Res. 9(1):84.
    PubMed ID: 23607640
  • Summers C, Connett JE, Holleschau AM, Anderson JL, De Becker I, McKay BS, Brilliant MH. (2014 November). Does levodopa improve vision in albinism? Results of a randomized, controlled clinical trial. Clin Experiment Ophthalmol. 42(8):713-21.
    PubMed ID: 24641678
  • Anderson JL, Dieckman JL, Reed KD, Meece JK. (2014 October). Canine blastomycosis in wisconsin: a survey of small-animal veterinary practices. Med Mycol. 52(7):774-9.
    PubMed ID: 25187628
  • Imai DM, McGreevey N, Anderson JL, Meece JK. (2014 March). Disseminated Blastomyces dermatitidis, genetic group 2, infection in an alpaca (Vicugna pacos). J Vet Diagn Invest.. 26(3):442-7.
    PubMed ID: 24621845
  • Wilk M, McAllister J, Cooper R, Dubis A, Patitucci T, Summerfelt P,...Carroll J [including Anderson JL, Brilliant MH.] (2014 May). Relationship Between Foveal Cone Specialization and Pit Morphology in Albinism. INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE. 55(7):4186-98.
    PubMed ID: 24845642
  • Lee S, Schimmenti LA, King RA, Brilliant M, Anderson JL, Schoonveld C, Summers CG. (2015 December). Posterior staphyloma in oculocutaneous albinism: another possible cause of reduced visual acuity. J AAPOS. 19(6):562-4.
    PubMed ID: 26691042
  • McCafferty BK, Wilk MA, McAllister JT, Stepien KE, Dubis AM, Brilliant MH,...Summers CG [including Anderson JL.] (2015 June). Clinical Insights Into Foveal Morphology in Albinism. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 52(3):167-72.
    PubMed ID: 26053207
  • Frost HM, Anderson JL, Ivacic L, Sloss BL, Embil J, Meece JK. (2016 September). Development and validation of a novel single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) panel for genetic analysis of Blastomyces spp. and association analysis. BMC Infect Dis. 16(1):509.
    PubMed ID: 27663837
  • Anderson JL, Meece JK, Hall MC, Frost HM. (2016 September). Evidence of delayed dissemination or re-infection with Blastomyces in two immunocompetent hosts. Med Mycol Case Rep. 13 :9-11.
    PubMed ID: 27699146
  • Liu Y, Ye Z, Li X, Anderson JL, Khan M, DaSilva D,...Smith JA [including Wilson D, Bocoun V, Ivacic LC, Schrodi SJ.] (2017). Genetic and Functional Associations with Decreased Anti-inflammatory Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha Induced Protein 3 in Macrophages from Subjects with Axial Spondyloarthritis. Front Immunol. 8 :860.
    PubMed ID: 28791018
  • Frost HM, Anderson J, Ivacic L, Meece J. (2017 March 1). Blastomycosis in Children: An Analysis of Clinical, Epidemiologic, and Genetic Features. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 6(1):49-56.
    PubMed ID: 26703241
  • Anderson JL, Hall MC, Meece JK. Incidental findings of blastomycosis lung nodules in five asymptomatic patients. Med Mycol Case Rep. 2018 September; 21 :63-65.
    PubMed ID: 30094129