Jason C. Marvin (Pronouns: he/him/his) is a 4th-year Ph.D. Candidate and National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellow in the Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University. His research under Prof. Nelly Andarawis-Puri is focused on investigating the biological mechanisms underpinning scarless tissue healing in an adult mammalian model of tendon regeneration to develop effective therapeutic interventions. As a gay man and son of Taiwanese immigrants, he is committed to expanding access to higher education through inclusive teaching strategies, LGBTQ-focused advocacy and visibility, and K-12 STEM outreach. Jason currently serves as a Cornell Center for Teaching Innovation (CTI) Fellow and Graduate Resident Fellow (GRF) in the West Campus House System, facilitating workshops and providing resources for the personal and professional development of his fellow Cornellians. He has served as the Director of Mentorship for Out in STEM (oSTEM), Inc. to help launch a global mentorship program for LGBTQ+ students and professionals. Jason previously served as the Outreach Co-Chair for the Cornell Graduate Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) graduate student chapter and as a Graduate Student School Outreach Program (GRASSHOPR) Fellow to improve STEM literacy and expose local Tompkins County youth to careers in science. He has also organized Communication Science (ComSciCon) workshops (Cornell’18/New York’19/ScienceWriters’19) that offer STEM researchers hands-on science communication training. Jason received his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), where he was a recipient of an AES Honors full-tuition scholarship.


After completing his Ph.D., Jason plans to pursue a postdoctoral research position and ultimately a career as a tenure-track professor at a research-intensive institution.