Assistant Research Professor, Biodesign Virginia G. Piper Center for Personalized Diagnostics
Jordan Yaron is an assistant research professor in the Virginia G. Center for Personalized Diagnostics at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University. Yaron received a B.S. in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Genetics, Cell and Developmental Biology from Arizona State University in 2010. He went on to complete a Ph.D. in Biological Design at Arizona State University in 2015 under Dr. Deirdre Meldrum. Yaron’s dissertation research focused on the dynamic regulation of the inflammasome pathway by the flux of ions across macrophage membranes. The inflammasome is a central innate immune pathway involved in the body’s response to infection and damage, and its dysregulation leads to a broad array of diseases. He continued his education as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Mayo Clinic in Arizona from 2015 until 2017 with the physician-scientist Dr. Vijay Singh, where he studied the pathogenesis of acute pancreatitis and the factors leading to complications in the disease course leading to fatal disease. In 2017, he returned to the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University as a Postdoctoral Research Associate with another physician-scientist, Alexandra Lucas, working to develop virus-derived immune-modulating protein therapeutics. Yaron joined the research faculty at the Biodesign Institute in January 2020 and continues to study virus-derived immune-modulating proteins for the treatment of liver disorders, with a focus on targeted modulation of the inflammasome pathway.