Dr. Jorgensen received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California, Berkeley. He received his Ph.D. in Genetics from the University of Washington studying Drosophila development under Richard Garber. He conducted postdoctoral studies with Bob Horvitz at MIT, studying the genetics of GABA neurotransmission in the nematode C. elegans. In 1994 Jorgensen established his own laboratory in the Department of Biology at the University of Utah and is currently an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The laboratory has developed a number of novel techniques, including methods for electrophysiological recording from neuromuscular junctions in C. elegans, as well as for genome manipulation in the nematode. New methods in microscopy include a method to correlate super-resolution fluorescence microscopy with electron microscopy, and a method to capture rapid cellular events for ultrastructural studies, called flash-and-freeze electron microscopy.