Jason is a first-year biomedical engineering Ph.D. student at Cornell University. Jason earned his B.S. in biomedical engineering from the University of Texas at Dallas in May 2017. His undergraduate research experience has included characterizing antibiotic-loaded bone cements for orthopedic surgery applications, evaluating the cytotoxicity of commercial dental cements on titanium implant surfaces, and developing specimen preparation and mechanical testing protocols to assess the effects of ionizing radiation on bone health.
Outside of the lab, Jason has been active in various K-12 STEM outreach and science policy and communication activities, including editing science stories as a Friend of Joe’s Big Idea (FOJBI) and working in the Texas Legislature. In his free time, Jason enjoys cooking (and eating) new cuisines, dogs, stress baking, trying new coffee varieties, running, and discussing current events.
Jason is excited to be working with the 2017 Conference Committee as a part of the Programming Committee, and looks forward to helping oSTEM achieve its mission goals.