Jason Guo is a postdoctoral scholar who studies chronic fibrotic diseases using multi-omic technologies and matrix/cell network algorithms in the lab of Dr. Michael Longaker at Stanford University. 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 that can recapitulate spatial biological networks and respond to patient-specific cues through “smart” responses such as dynamic physical adaptation.

Honors and Recognition:
NIH F32 Postdoctoral Fellowship (Scored in Top 2% of Applications)
Society For Biomaterials Postdoctoral Recognition Award – Finalist, 2022
Wound Healing Society Trainee Travel Award, 2022
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.