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Veterinary Medical Center - South Building (Wings F - G)
784 Wilson RD, Room G333
East Lansing, MI 48824


  • BPharm, Université Laval, Sainte-Foy, Québec, Canada
  • BSc in Chemistry, Université Laval, Sainte-Foy, Québec, Canada
  • MSc Pharmacy (Medicinal Chemistry) With Honors, Université Laval, Sainte-Foy, Québec, Canada
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Université de Montréal, Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada
  • PhD in Veterinary Science, Pathology, Université de Montréal, Saint Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists
  • Diplomate, American Board of Toxicology

Dr. Jessica S. Fortin is originally from Quebec, Canada. She is a board-certified veterinary anatomic pathologist and holds both chemistry and pharmacy licenses from Quebec. She received a combined DVM-PhD (pathology) degree in 2015 from the University of Montreal and a MSc with honors in medicinal chemistry (2008) from Laval University. In June 2018, she completed a veterinary anatomic pathology residency training program at the University of Missouri.

Fortin joined the Department of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation as an assistant professor at Michigan State University in August 2018. She has several years of experience in medicinal chemistry and molecular pharmacology academic research. Her research program focused on drug discovery. Fortin’s long-time research interests are in the areas of design and development of anti-amyloid agents for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and type 2 diabetes. Her academic interests are in DNA secondary structures, protein folding disorders, neuropathology, and neurotoxicology.