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LabOffice: WEL 3.246
Jason B. Shearjshear@cm.utexas.edu
BS, University of Texas - Austin, 1989
PhD, Howard Hughes Predoctoral Fellow, Stanford University, 1995
NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell University (1994-1996)
ACS Arthur F. Findeis Award in Analytical Chemistry, 2005
Beckman Scholars Advisory Panel, 2004
Research noted as a Chemical Development of the Year by C&E News, 2003
Eli Lilly Grantee in Analytical Chemistry, 2000
Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, 1999
Top 100 Young Innovator citation, MIT Technology Review, 1999
Searle Scholars Award, Kinship Foundation, 1998
Beckman Foundation Young Investigator Award, 1997
Beckman Center for the Design and Fabrication of Sensor Arrays; Institute for Neuroscience; Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology; Center for Nano- and Molecular Science and Technology; Waggoner Center for Alcohol & Addiction Research; IGERT: Optical Biomedical Engineering; Texas Materials Institute
Our research focuses on bioanalytical, biomaterial, and biophysical studies at molecular and cellular levels, with emphases on high-speed and high-sensitivity chemical separations, laser-based studies of neuronal development and communication, and design of sensor arrays. The group is comprised of scientists of diverse backgrounds, including analytical/physical chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, and biomedical engineering, with technological expertise in capillary electrophoresis, materials science, microscopy, and other optical methods, including laser tweezers and multiphoton-promoted photofabrication. A detailed description of our current interests can be found at our web site, [url]http://research.cm.utexas.edu/jshear/[/url].
R. Nielson, B. Kaehr, and J. B. Shear "Microreplication and Design of Biological Architectures using Dynamic-Mask Multiphoton Lithograpy" Small 5 (2009): 120-125.
E. Ritschdorff, M. L. Plenert, and J. B. Shear "Bi-Directional Microsecond Electrophoresis" Anal. Chem. (2009): DOI: 10.1021/ac901283y.
B. Kaehr and J. B. Shear "High-Throughput Design of Microfluidics Based on Directed Bacterial Motility" Lab Chip 9 (2009): 2632-2637.
S. Seidlits, C. Schmidt, and J. B. Shear "High-Resolution Patterning and Guidance of Cells in Three Dimensions using Direct-Write Photofabrication" Adv. Funct. Mat. (2009): in press.
B. Kaehr and J. B. Shear "Multiphoton fabrication of chemically responsive protein hydrogels for microactuation" Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 105 (2008): 8850-8854.
B. Kaehr and J. B. Shear "Mask-Directed Multiphoton Lithography" J. Am. Chem. Soc 129 (2007): 1904-1905.