Martina Jerant serves as the manager for the Center for RNA Biomedicine at the University of Michigan. Using collaborative tools like Strategic Doing and Grant Sprints, Martina leads diverse groups of students, faculty, and researchers to collaboratively work across disciplines, build community and generate innovative ideas to advance RNA research and education across the University of Michigan.
Martina completed her undergraduate degree in Biology from Brown University and received her Master’s in Public Health from Columbia University.
Elisabeth Paymal joined the Center for RNA Biomedicine as its public relations specialist in 2020. She leads and implements the communication strategy of the Center.
Prior to this role, Elisabeth was the communication manager for the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy, a USAID project, collaborating with partners from eight African countries and from Myanmar in Asia. At the French Foundation for Research on Biodiversity from 2011 to 2015, she was the communication lead for a European Commission funded consortium, and then became the Head of communications and development for the entire Foundation.
Elisabeth received a Master’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Paris V-Sorbonne, and a BFA in Graphic Design summa cum laude from the University of Michigan (paymaldesign.com).