Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Delaware
Dr. Jason Gleghorn is an Assistant Professor in the University of Delaware Department of Biomedical Engineering and Director of the Tissue Morphodynamics and Regenerative Medicine Laboratory. His lab develops and uses microfluidic and microfabrication technologies to determine how cells behave and communicate within multicellular populations to form complex 3D tissues and organs. The long-term goals of this research are to develop techniques to engineer physiologically relevant 3D culture systems with well-defined structure, flows, and cell-cell interactions to study tissue-scale biology and disease. These techniques in combination with what they learn in studies of the native cellular behaviors and interactions in the embryo are used to define new therapeutic approaches for regenerative medicine. Dr. Gleghorn completed postdoctoral fellowships at Princeton University and Cornell University. During his postdoctoral training, Dr. Gleghorn applied microfluidic and microfabrication techniques to identify new physical mechanisms that regulate organ development and he created new microfluidic systems to isolate rare circulating tumor cells from patient blood samples respectively. During his graduate training at Cornell University he developed the first cellular 3D microfluidic hydrogel scaffolds to spatially and temporally regulate the chemical microenvironment in engineered tissues.