Jason E. Beare
Jason Beare is a Research Coordinator at the University of Louisville's Cardiovascular Innovation Institute, as well as the Core Microscopy Facilities Manager for the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center. He graduated magna cum laude from Centre College, and received a Master's degree in Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology from the University of Louisville.
Jason worked in spinal cord injury research for the early part of his career, developing a novel cell isolation protocol for oligodendrocyte precursor cells from perinatal mice. He also published work on the gait kinematics of mice following spinal cord injury using a treadmill camera capture system. Jason shifted gears in 2012 to begin working in cardiovascular research. In his current role, he has published research articles on stromal vascular fraction cells from adipose tissue as a cell therapy for cardiovascular disease. He also collaborates with the Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand Transplantation, helping to understand the mechanisms of graft rejection via a rodent model of vascularized composite allotransplantation.