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Jason Guo is a postdoctoral scholar who studies the biological mechanisms of fibrosis and wound healing in the lab of Dr. Michael Longaker at Stanford University School of Medicine. He completed his PhD in the lab of Dr. Antonios Mikos at Rice University, where he developed click functionalized polymers, hydrogels, and 3D printable scaffolds for bone and cartilage repair.

Jason is pursuing an academic career, and is passionate about next-generation biomaterials and therapies that can respond to native biological cues at the site of injury and produce “smart” responses such as dynamic physical/chemical properties to enhance tissue regeneration.

Honors and Recognition:
Transplant and Tissue Engineering Center of Excellence Fellowship, 2021
Rice University Bioengineering Outstanding Thesis Award, 2021
Tissue Engineering SIG Student Abstract Award, World Biomaterials Congress, 2020
President, Society For Biomaterials – National Student Section, 2019-2020
Society For Biomaterials Graduate Student Award for Outstanding Research, 2020
Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine Young Investigator Award, 2019
Rice University Future Faculty Fellow, 2019
Robert Lowry Patten Award, 2019
IBB O’Rear and Morse Award, 2019
President, Rice University Graduate Student Association, 2018-2019
Envision Rice: Featured Graduate Student, 2018
Smalley-Curl Institute STAR Fellowship, 2017
TERMIS Student Scientist Award, 2017

Research Interests

Jason’s research interests include biomaterial synthesis, stem cell and developmental biology, and regenerative medicine.

Teaching and Outreach

In the classroom, Jason’s cultivates scientific thinking through the development of critical thinking skills, creativity, and student empowerment.

Leadership and Service

Outside of the lab, Jason serves his academic community through leadership roles in his university and field of research.