Assistant Professor of Bioengineering
Rice University, Houston, TX
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Congenital Heart Surgery
Texas Children’s Hospital
Baylor College of Medicine
Postdoctoral Scholar in Bioengineering, UCSD 2005-2008
PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Boston University (2005)
BS in Chemical Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder (1994)
Email: <jjacot AT SPAMFREE ucsd DOT edu>
Peer Reviewed Publications
Jacot JG, McCulloch AD & Omens JH. Control of the Functional Maturation of Neonatal Rat Cardiac Myocytes by Substrate Stiffness. Biophysical Journal. In Press (2008).
Jacot JG & Wong JY. Endothelial injury induces vascular smooth muscle cell proliferation in highly localized regions of a direct contact co-culture system. Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics. Accepted (2008).
Leach, JB, Brown, XQ, Jacot, JG, DiMilla, PA, Wong, JY. Neurite outgrowth and branching of PC12 cells on very soft substrates sharply decreases below a threshold of substrate rigidity. Journal of Neural Engineering. 4:26-34. (2007)
Owens, CD, Wake, N, Jacot, JG, Gerhard-Herman, M, Belkin, M, Creager, MA, Conte, MS. Early biomechanical changes in lower extremity vein grafts – Distinct temporal phases of remodeling and wall stiffness. Journal of Vascular Surgery. 44(4):740-6. (2006).
Jacot, JG, Dianis, S, Schnall, J, Wong, JY. A simple microindentation technique for mapping the microscale compliance of soft hydrated materials and tissues. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. 79(3):485-94. (2006).
Jacot, JG, Abdullah, I, Belkin, M, Gerhard-Herman, M, Gaccione, P, Polak, JF, Donaldson, MC, Whittemore, AD, Conte, MS. Early adaptation of human lower extremity vein grafts: Wall stiffness changes accompany geometric remodeling. Journal of Vascular Surgery. 39:547 (2004).