OSU BME Seminar Series: Dr. Jordan Green, John Hopkins University School of Medicine

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Jordan Green, PhD
Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
John Hopkins University School of Medicine

Abstract:

"Biodegradable Polymeric Nanoparticles for Genetic Medicine"

Biodegradable polymeric nanoparticles can be engineered as advanced therapeutics for intracellular delivery and genetic medicine. Libraries of biodegradable polymeric nanoparticles were constructed and screened for the safe and effective intracellular delivery of DNA, miRNA, siRNA, and proteins. Differential polymer structure was found to significantly increase transfection efficacy and enable long-term in vivo gene expression. Tuning biomaterial structure also enables cell-type specificity of nanoparticles in a range of cell types.  Applications will be shown for non-viral ocular gene therapy, cancer stem cell reprogramming, gene editing, and immunotherapy.  These safe and effective biodegradable nanoparticles are promising as enabling technology to treat diverse human diseases.

Bio:

Dr. Jordan J. Green is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Ophthalmology, Neurosurgery, Oncology, Materials Science & Engineering, and Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is the Vice Chair for Research and Translation in Biomedical Engineering and is the former Director of the Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Program at JHU. Dr. Green is also the founding Associate Director of the Translational Tissue Engineering Center and the founding Associate Director of Translational Immunoengineering Center at JHU. Dr. Green received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering and in Biomedical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 2003 and completed his Ph.D. in Biological Engineering from MIT. Subsequently, Dr. Green was a postdoctoral associate at MIT from 2007-2008. Dr. Green was the founding CEO of the biotech company AsclepiX Therapeutics and currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors. He also co-founded and/or serves on the board of four other biotechnology companies. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, the Biomedical Engineering Society, the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, and the Controlled Release Society. He is also an Associate Editor at Science Advances and a standing member of the NIH NANO study section. His work has resulted in the publication of over 150 scientific papers, 86 issued or pending patents, and 120 invited talks, and he has received numerous awards including the AIChE Colburn Award, the BMES Rita Schaffer Award, the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, Popular Science’s Brilliant Ten, and was a National Academy of Medicine Emerging Leader Scholar in Health & Medicine. Dr. Green and his lab are innovating gene therapies, immunotherapies, and cell therapies to advance medicine.