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Jean-Francois Jasmin, PhD
Associate Provost for Research and Graduate Education


Office Location: McNeil Building, Room 104
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495




Research Projects

  • USciences Professor Wins Fulbright Scholarship for Zika Research

    February 01, 2018

    Using mathematical modeling to fight the spread of Zika virus, University of the Sciences assistant professor Michael Robert, PhD, has received funding from the Fulbright Commission to continue his research in Argentina this summer.

  • New Discovery by USciences Researchers Moves Closer to Triple Negative Breast Cancer Treatment

    October 26, 2017

    USciences researchers have discovered a small molecule that exhibits selectivity toward TNBC cells while sparing normal surrounding cells.

  • Dr. Zachary Klase Receives $2.1 million Grant from NIDA for HIV Research

    May 25, 2017

    With a focus on HIV/AIDS research, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences Zachary A. Klase, PhD, was selected to receive the prestigious Avenir Award, a $2.1 million, five-year grant, from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) in May 2017.

  • USciences Graduate Fellows Celebrated

    April 04, 2017

    Graduate students and their advisors celebrated the students' academic and research achievements at the annual Graduate Fellows Brunch on March 30 2017.

  • USciences Lab Researching Zika Virus to Determine How the Mosquito-Borne Illness Causes Birth Defects

    August 11, 2016

    Taking lessons learned from years of research into HIV, Zachary Klase PhD, assistant professor of biological sciences, has begun studying Zika Virus in his lab at University of the Sciences in hopes of uncovering more information about the mosquito-borne virus which has caused concern recently.

  • The Hunt for New Drugs to Treat Infectious Diseases

    December 15, 2015

    The lab of John W. Tomsho, PhC’98, PhD, which has been sponsored by the W. W. Smith Charitable Trust and the Milton Lev Memorial Faculty Research Fund, is to discover new drugs. “We’re doing research specifically looking for drugs that we can use to treat infectious diseases,” he said. “Right now, we are focusing on new antibiotics and new antivirals.” Some key targets: HIV, malaria, influenza, and tuberculosis.

  • Innovative Methods to Investigate Personalized Medicine Decision Making

    October 22, 2015

    While many scientists in the relatively new field of personalized medicine are busy trying to characterize the molecular basis of various diseases, Amalia M. Issa, PhD, MPH, is leading the way in understanding the real...

  • Killing Cancer at the Speed of Light

    September 11, 2015

    Bin Chen, PhD, is working on perfecting a therapy that could maximize the work done by cancer drugs. The method? Light. Photodynamic detection and therapy (PDD/PDT) is a process by which compounds in cells are activated...

  • Understanding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

    June 21, 2015

    As veterans have returned home from Iraq and Afghanistan, we are witnessing the devastating effects of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a serious psychiatric disorder that is associated with trauma and combat...

  • Increasing Health Behavior Change

    June 19, 2015

    Elizabeth Amy Janke, PhD, an assistant professor of behavioral and social sciences at University of the Sciences, and former faculty member C. Alix Timko, PhD, are health psychologists...