Janine joined the Loo lab in Summer 2018. She received her B.S. in Biochemistry at UCLA. During her undergraduate study, she worked in Dr. Robert Clubb's lab, investigating the structural and biochemical basis of Gram-positive bacterial surface display machinery. Upon entering graduate school, her research interest shifted to proteomics, more specifically microbial proteomics and understanding the role of protein acylation in metabolic regulation.