Jason Cantor

Investigator, Assistant Professor

CALS | Department of Biochemistry | Morgridge Institute for Research

Hometown: 1-Stratford, CT 2-Madison, WI, 3-Stoughton, MA

After earning his B.S. magna cum laude in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University, Jason completed his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from The University of Texas-Austin. His doctoral work focused on strategies to engineer safer therapeutic enzymes for cancer therapy and included his development of a novel deimmunization scheme that combined concepts in directed evolution and neutral drift. Next, he completed his postdoctoral training at the Whitehead Institute/MIT, where his primary focus was examining how environmental factors influence cancer metabolism. During that time, he pioneered the design and use of cell culture media that more faithfully mimic biochemical conditions in the human body. Since August 2018, Jason has held joint appointments as an Investigator at the Morgridge Institute for Research and as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry with faculty affiliate status in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. In addition, he is also a member of the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center and the Wisconsin Blood Cancer Research Institute.
Professor Cantor will have limited availability in Fall ’24.


Cells: products of their environment just like us!
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Modeling human cell biology
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