Jason S Meyer, PhD

Jason S. Meyer, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and is an adjunct assistant professor of Medical and Molecular Genetics as well as a member of the Stark Neurosciences Research Institute at Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN. Meyer received his bachelor's degree from Colgate University, Hamilton, NY, and his doctoral degree from the University of Missouri, Columbia, MO. He completed his postdoctoral training at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, and was later promoted to the rank of assistant scientist, where he studied the ability of human pluripotent stem cells to develop into retinal progenitor cells and adopt a retinal fate. In August of 2010, Meyer established an independent research program at IUPUI focused upon the mechanisms underlying the specification and maturation of individual cell types of the retina, with a particular focus upon retinal ganglion cells and photoreceptors. Additionally, Meyer's research group is interested in the ability to study features of retinal disease through the use of patient-specific stem cells.