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CDR Jenifer Scancella, Ph.D., USN​

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.  

Her 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. 

CDR 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.

Next, 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 University.

She 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 Division Officer.

Her personal decorations include four Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medals and two Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medals.​