Research Interests

Jason is passionate about every stage of regenerative medicine development, from the investigation of fundamental biological questions to applied research in scaffold fabrication and tissue engineering.

In his academic career, Jason aims to develop “smart”, stimuli-responsive biomaterials that undergo physical and/or biochemical change in response to biological events during tissue healing, such as changes in gene expression. Furthermore, he is interested in developing biomaterial constructs that recapitulate native biological networks.

As a postdoctoral scholar in the Longaker Lab, Jason investigates the fundamental cellular and molecular mechanisms that drive fibrosis, including network-level analyses of spatially defined biophysical and biological factors.

As a graduate student in the Mikos Lab, Jason developed click functionalized polymers that provide modular biochemical cues for bone and cartilage tissue engineering. These polymers have been fabricated as injectable soft hydrogels and 3D printable scaffolds.

Texas Medical Center News: Molecular bait can help hydrogels heal wounds.
Photo by Jeff Fitlow, Rice University.

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