Hope Jolley

Research Associate

Joined the IBRI in January 2024

Hope Jolley

Hope Jolley is a recent graduate of the Indiana University School of Medicine. She is beginning her career in research at the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute (IBRI) working with Justin Layer, PhD, and Emma Lendy, PhD, in the area of protein therapeutics.

In her master’s thesis titled, “Examining the Potential of Targeting the HSP60 Chaperonin System as a Broadly Applicable Chemotherapeutic Strategy,” Jolley studied the potency of nitrofuran and hydroxyquinoline-containing N-acylhydrazones across many different cancer cell lines. She also studied the structural and functional differences between mitochondrial and cytosolic HSP60.

Jolley currently lives in Indianapolis, Ind., with her husband, Andrew, and three cats. In her free time, she loves spending time with her family and friends, going on adventures with her husband, painting and PC gaming.

Areas of Expertise

  • Mammalian cell culture
  • Protein expression and purification


  • Master of Science (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology), Indiana University School of Medicine, 2023
  • Bachelor of Science (Biology), Purdue University, 2021