Jennifer Ose, PhD, MSc, Diploma

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Academic Information

  • Departments: Population Health Sciences - Research Assistant Professor
  • Divisions: Cancer Population Science

Academic Office Information

  • 801-213-5762
  • Primary Children’s and Families’ Cancer Research Center
    4 - 722
    2000 Circle of Hope
    Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Academic Bio

I am an Assistant Professor on Research Track in the Department of Population Health Sciences and in the Division of Cancer Population Sciences at the University of Utah. I have earned my doctorate degree in cancer epidemiology from the Medical Faculty at the University of Heidelberg, Germany with the highest distinction “summa cum laude”. Since 2017 I am the the Scientific Coordinator of the ColoCare Cohort. An NCI funded cohort of prospectively followed colorectal cancer patients with six study sites in the US and one study site in Germany.

My science spans cancer etiology to survivorship in observational and clinical studies. Ongoing research projects are in the area of molecular and cancer epidemiology; metabolomics; nutrition; connections between obesity, adipose tissue, and the development and progression of cancer; and the role of energy balance and physical activity in cancer prevention and cancer survivorship. In the past years I have focused on colorectal and ovarian cancer with a specific interest in understanding etiologic differences across different histological and molecular subtypes.

My mentoring philosophy is to first to get to know each students’ unique talents and interests, identifying students’ goals and building and expanding on them. It is important for me to develop a relationship founded on mutual respect to create an interactive and safe research environment. It is ok to fail and make mistakes, independent on the level of education. However, it is important to learn to adjust and to move forward. Every criticism is aiming to improve the students’ performance and to help them grow to strong and independent researchers. Accountability and taking responsibility is important to me as a mentor and for the growth of the student. I enforce open communication when it comes to expectations, questions and frustrations at both ends of the mentor-mentee relationship. It is a wonderful experience for me to mentor young and motivated scientists and I am looking forward to accompany them a bit alongside their research avenues.

Education History

Type School Degree
Doctoral Training German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
Cancer Epidemiology
Ph.D.
Graduate Training Bielefeld University Faculty of Health Sciences
M.Sc.
Diploma University of Applied Science Fulda
Nutrition
Diploma
Internship Hospital of Fulda
Nutritional Sciences
Intern
Freiherr-vom-Stein Gymnasium
Abitur
Internship University of Murcia
Biochemistry
Intern
Postdoctoral Fellowship Huntsman Cancer Institute
Cancer Epidemiology
Postdoctoral Fellow

Global Impact

Education History

Type School Degree Country
Doctoral Training German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
Cancer Epidemiology
Ph.D. Germany
Graduate Training Bielefeld University Faculty of Health Sciences
M.Sc. Germany
Diploma University of Applied Science Fulda
Nutrition
Diploma Germany
Internship Hospital of Fulda
Nutritional Sciences
Intern Germany
Freiherr-vom-Stein Gymnasium
Abitur
Germany
Internship University of Murcia
Biochemistry
Intern Spain

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Geijsen AJMR, van Roekel EH, van Duijnhoven FJB, Achaintre D, Bachleitner-Hofmann T, Baierl A, Bergmann MM, Boehm J, Bours MJL, Brenner H, Breukink SO, Brezina S, Chang-Claude J, Herpel E, de Wilt JHW, Gicquiau A, Gigic B, Gumpenberger T, Hansson BME, Hoffmeister M, Holowatyj AN, Karner-Hanusch J, Keski-Rahkonen P, Keulen ETP, Koole JL, Leeb G, Ose J, Schirmacher P, Schneider MA, Schrotz-King P, Stift A, Ulvik A, Vogelaar FJ, Wesselink E, van Zutphen M, Gsur A, Habermann N, Kampman E, Scalbert A, Ueland PM, Ulrich AB, Ulrich CM, Weijenberg MP, Kok DE (2019). Plasma metabolites associated with colorectal cancer stage: findings from an international consortium. (Epub ahead of print) Int J Cancer.
  2. Ose J, Gigic B, Lin T, Liesenfeld DB, Bhm J, Nattenmller J, Scherer D, Zielske L, Schrotz-King P, Habermann N, Ochs-Balcom HM, Peoples AR, Hardikar S, Li CI, Shibata D, Figueiredo J, Toriola AT, Siegel EM, Schmit S, Schneider M, Ulrich A, Kauczor HU, Ulrich CM (2019). Multiplatform Urinary Metabolomics Profiling to Discriminate Cachectic from Non-Cachectic Colorectal Cancer Patients: Pilot Results from the ColoCare Study. Metabolites, 9(9).
  3. Geijsen AJMR, Brezina S, Keski-Rahkonen P, Baierl A, Bachleitner-Hofmann T, Bergmann MM, Boehm J, Brenner H, Chang-Claude J, van Duijnhoven FJB, Gigic B, Gumpenberger T, Hofer P, Hoffmeister M, Holowatyj AN, Karner-Hanusch J, Kok DE, Leeb G, Ulvik A, Robinot N, Ose J, Stift A, Schrotz-King P, Ulrich AB, Ueland PM, Kampman E, Scalbert A, Habermann N, Gsur A, Ulrich CM (2019). Plasma metabolites associated with colorectal cancer: A discovery-replication strategy. Int J Cancer, 145(5), 1221-1231.
  4. Himbert C, Ose J, Lin T, Warby CA, Gigic B, Steindorf K, Schrotz-King P, Abbenhardt-Martin C, Zielske L, Boehm J, Ulrich CM (2019). Inflammation- and angiogenesis-related biomarkers are correlated with cancer-related fatigue in colorectal cancer patients: Results from the ColoCare Study. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl), 28(4), e13055.
  5. Yu B, Zanetti KA, Temprosa M, Albanes D, Appel N, Barrera CB, Ben-Shlomo Y, Boerwinkle E, Casas JP, Clish C, Dale C, Dehghan A, Derkach A, Eliassen AH, Elliott P, Fahy E, Gieger C, Gunter MJ, Harada S, Harris T, Herr DR, Herrington D, Hirschhorn JN, Hoover E, Hsing AW, Johansson M, Kelly RS, Khoo CM, Kivimki M, Kristal BS, Langenberg C, Lasky-Su J, Lawlor DA, Lotta LA, Mangino M, Le Marchand L, Math E, Matthews CE, Menni C, Mucci LA, Murphy R, Oresic M, Orwoll E, Ose J, Pereira AC, Playdon MC, Poston L, Price J, Qi Q, Rexrode K, Risch A, Sampson J, Seow WJ, Sesso HD, Shah SH, Shu XO, Smith GCS, Sovio U, Stevens VL, Stolzenberg-Solomon R, Takebayashi T, Tillin T, Travis R, Tzoulaki I, Ulrich CM, Vasan RS, Verma M, Wang Y, Wareham NJ, Wong A, Younes N, Zhao H, Zheng W, Moore SC (2018). The Consortium of Metabolomics Studies (COMETS): Metabolomics in 47 Prospective Cohort Studies. Am J Epidemiol, 188(6), 991-1012.
  6. Ulrich CM, Gigic B, Bhm J, Ose J, Viskochil R, Schneider M, Colditz GA, Figueiredo JC, Grady WM, Li CI, Shibata D, Siegel EM, Toriola AT, Ulrich A (2018). The ColoCare Study: A Paradigm of Transdisciplinary Science in Colorectal Cancer Outcomes. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev, 28(3), 591-601.
  7. Himbert C, Ose J, Nattenmller J, Warby CA, Holowatyj AN, Bhm J, Lin T, Haffa M, Gigic B, Hardikar S, Scherer D, Zielske L, Schrotz-King P, Klsch T, Siegel EM, Shibata D, Ulrich A, Schneider M, Hursting SD, Kauczor HU, Ulrich CM (2018). Body Fatness, Adipose Tissue Compartments, and Biomarkers of Inflammation and Angiogenesis in Colorectal Cancer: The ColoCare Study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev, 28(1), 76-82.
  8. Ose J, Botma A, Balavarca Y, Buck K, Scherer D, Habermann N, Beyerle J, Pftze K, Seibold P, Kap EJ, Benner A, Jansen L, Butterbach K, Hoffmeister M, Brenner H, Ulrich A, Schneider M, Chang-Claude J, Burwinkel B, Ulrich CM (2018). Pathway analysis of genetic variants in folate-mediated one-carbon metabolism-related genes and survival in a prospectively followed cohort of colorectal cancer patients. (Epub ahead of print) Cancer Med.
  9. Delphan M, Lin T, Liesenfeld DB, Nattenmller J, Bhm JT, Gigic B, Habermann N, Zielske L, Schrotz-King P, Schneider M, Ulrich A, Kauczor HU, Ulrich CM, Ose J (2018). Associations of branched-chain amino acids with parameters of energy balance and survival in colorectal cancer patients: Results from the ColoCare Study. Metabolomics, 2018(14), 22.