SHEAR, JASON B

Jason B Shear

Professor
Department of Chemistry



jshear@mail.utexas.edu

Phone: 512-232-1454

Office Location
WEL 3.237A

Postal Address
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Chemistry, College of Natural Sciences
105 East 24th Street
Stop A5300
Austin, TX 78712

B.S., University of Texas - Austin (1989)
Ph.D., Howard Hughes Predoctoral Fellow, Stanford University (1995)
NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell University (1994-1996)

 

Our research focuses on the design of new strategies for investigating chemical and biological processes on defined, small communities of living cells. Toward this aim, we have developed laser-based methods for creating 3D-printed microscopic enclosures using biological materials for physically confining small numbers of cells, where their behaviors and chemical properties can be tracked as they undergo division, development, and interactions within small communities. This highly collaborative work is often undertaken in concert with other research laboratories distributed across various scientific and engineering areas of specialization. Current areas of interest including characterizing the nature of bacterial social behaviors and interactions between micro-organisms and immunological cell types, investigations on characteristics of metastatic cells, and development of novel methodologies in 3D printing and imprinting of biologically relevant materials. 

"Functionalizing micro-3D-printed protein hydrogels for cell adhesion and patterning" D. S. Hernandez, E. T. Ritschdorff, S. K. Seidlits, C. E. Schmidt, J. B. Shear, J. Mater. Chem. B., 2016

"Multiphoton microfabrication of conducting polymer-based biomaterials" John. G. Hardy, Derek S. Hernandez, Damian M. Cummings, Frances A. Edwards, Jason B. Shear, Christine E. Schmidt, J. Mater. Chem. B., 2015

"Regioselective Localization and Tracking of Biomolecules on Single Gold Nanoparticles" Bharath Bangalore Rajeeva, Derek S. Hernandez, Mingsong Wang, Evan Perillo, Linhan Lin, Leonardo Scarabelli, Bharadwaj Pingali, Luis M. Liz-Marzán4, Andrew K. Dunn, Jason B. Shear, Yuebing Zheng, Advanced Science., 2015 

"Transparent Carbon Ultramicroelectrode Arrays: Figures of Merit for Quantitative Spectroelectrochemistry for Biogenic Analysis of Reactive Oxygen Species" Jonathon Duay*, Janine Elliott*, Jason B. Shear, & Keith J. Stevenson, Anal. Chem., 2015

"3D-Printed Microfluidic Microdissector for High-Throughput Studies of Cellular Aging" Eric C. Spivey, Blerta Xhemalce, Jason B. Shear, and Ilya J. Finkelstein, Anal. Chem., 2014, vol. 86, 7406–7412.

"3D-Printed Microfluidic Microdissector for High-Throughput Studies of Cellular Aging" Eric C. Spivey, Blerta Xhemalce, Jason B. Shear, and Ilya J. Finkelstein, Anal. Chem., 2014, vol. 86, 7406–7412.

  • 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