Program Officer

Jessica Langer

Dr. Jessica Langer is a Program Officer for the Helmsley Charitable Trust’s Crohn’s Disease Program. Jessica helps to manage the program’s research grants portfolio and to identify new opportunities with a focus on finding novel therapeutics and innovative new strategies to improve the quality of life for Crohn’s disease patients.

Before joining Helmsley, Jessica was an associate principal scientist at L’Oreal, where she was responsible for setting up external collaborations in the areas of skin biology and safety testing, as well as the manager of an internal research lab focused on the study of human skin. Previously, she worked at Chromocell, a start-up biotechnology company, specializing in creating complex cell lines for compound screening.

Jessica received her Ph.D. from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in Mechanism of Disease Therapy and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the same lab focused on immunology and aging.