Jarrett, Deborah


Contact Information

3077D Young Hall


My name is Deborah Jarrett, and I earned my PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of California, Los Angeles, whereby I utilized LC-MS/MSe for quantitative proteomic analyses on methane-producing microorganisms. I teach Introduction to Biochemistry at UCLA, and I enjoy this experience because I can implement my passion of teaching along with my perspective on the benefits of student -centered instruction.

I earned my Master and Baccalaureate of Science degrees in Biochemistry from California State University, Los Angeles, and the University of Southern California, respectively, and both experiences propelled me into a profession in industry, operating analytical instruments such as HPLCs. The proficiencies that I garnered in industry facilitated my contribution to research at UCLA and now as an Instructor in Biochemistry.

Honors & Awards

  • UCLA HBCU Summer Research Program Mentor
  • Chemistry Biology Interface Fellow
  • Eugene Cota-Robles Fellow
  • California State University, Los Angeles Graduate Equity Fellow
  • 7th Annual Undergrad. Research Symposium – Honorable Mention Physical Sciences
  • Ronald E. McNair Scholar


  • Jarrett, D., Layne, J., Countryman, S. “Optimized Sunscreen Method Used for Impending 2012 Enforcement of FDA Regulation in Characterizing Their Active Ingredients” LCGC 01 Sep 2011. Online »
  • Michael McGinley, Deborah Jarrett, Jeff Layne, Mike Chitty and Tivadar Farkas, Optimising Core-Shell UHPLC Columns for Improving Protein and Peptide Separations, Dec. 2011.