Commander Jenifer Scancella earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from the
University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of
Wisconsin – Madison.
first tour of duty was at the Navy Drug Screening Laboratory (NDSL), San Diego,
where she held numerous positions from Executive Officer to Assistant Laboratory Director. She was also a fully certified Expert Witness providing
expert testimony on NDSL – San Diego laboratory results.
Scancella then served as the Department Head in Laboratory Services for Navy
Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit (NEPMU) - FIVE also in San Diego
earning her an Additional Qualification Designation (AQD) in Forward Deployed
Preventive Medicine Unit (FDPMU) as a team member and expert in Chemical and
Biological Weapon detection.
she served as a Biochemist Researcher at the Navy’s Corporate Lab, the Naval
Research Laboratory in Washington, DC where she obtained her Level II
certification in Science and Technology Management from the Defense Acquisition
then served as the Assistant Officer in Charge at NEPMU – TWO in Norfolk, VA,
and as the Biochemist assigned to the FDPMU Team. Her other duties included Directory of the
Comprehensive Industrial Hygiene Laboratory and Microbiology Laboratory
personal decorations include four Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medals and two
Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medals.