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Jake Chabon

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Jake Chabon

Jake Chabon

I received my BS from the University of Denver in 2010 where I majored in Molecular Biology and minored in Business, Chemistry and Psychology. During my undergraduate studies I worked in a neuroscience research laboratory studying calcium signaling dynamics in Purkinje cells (a neuronal cell type found in the cerebellum).
After graduating I began working full time in a lab at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The primary focus of my research was to investigate pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) caused by the parasite Schistosoma Mansoni. We worked with a mouse model of this disease and our goal was to identify and characterize signaling pathways relevant to the development of pathogenic inflammation and pulmonary vascular remodeling in Schistosomiasis associated PAH. We utilized multiple different knock-out mouse lines as well as small molecule inhibitors and pharmacological interventions in order to investigate the pathways underlying the development of this disease.
I am very excited to be joining the Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine PhD program at Stanford. I think this field has the potential to see extraordinary growth in the coming 10-20 years, and the possible impact that stem cell-based technologies and treatments hold for the future of medicine is very exciting. I am interested in cancer stem cells and bioinformatics, and I hope to build upon my prior research experience by exploring new fields and techniques in order to pursue a career as a translational scientist.
I am also interested in business and entrepreneurship, and outside of the lab I enjoy doing almost anything in the outdoors. Skiing, fly fishing, and playing hockey are some of my favorite hobbies and I also enjoy travelling whenever I can.