Jerzy Szablowski, Ph.D.

My long-term research goal is to develop technologies for perturbing and monitoring neural circuits to study brain function and treat brain disorders. I hope to achieve these goals through a combination of unique engineering strategies aimed at overcoming transport limitations in the brain using focused ultrasound, and allowing specific and efficient interfacing with the brain cells through biomolecular engineering.

I am starting a new lab at Rice University in January 2020. For the future projects and open positions see the lab's website and my bioengineering faculty profile.

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About

My research focuses on controlling living cells within the deep tissues through ultrasound-mediated delivery and biomolecular engineering. I am currently focusing on development of noninvasive neuromodulation technology - Acoustically Targeted Chemogenetics (ATAC). In the past I worked with DNA-binding small molecule therapeutics, light-activated receptors and chemogenetic systems. 

B.Sc. MIT, Biological Engineering, 2009

Ph.D. Caltech, Bioengineering, 2015, (Dervan Lab)

Postdoctoral, Caltech, Chemical Eng., (Shapiro Lab), 2015-current

Image: High-throughput screening for MRI contrast agent for a neurotransmitter dopamine (Frances Arnold's research group, 2007), one of the wells contains a BM3h-B7 a high-affinity clone described in the final publication.

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Noninvasive control of brain circuits with Acoustically Targeted Chemogenetics

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Noninvasive gene delivery to the brain

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Programmable therapeutics for oncology

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Genetically encodable MRI contrast agents, and other projects...

Contact Me

jszab@x.edu
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1200 E California Blvd
Pasadena, Los Angeles County 91106
USA

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