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Jay, Steven M.

Dr. Steven Jay
Assistant Professor
3116 A. James Clark Hall
Lab Description

News About This Professor

Research Interests 

Biotherapeutics, extracellular vesicles (exosomes), drug delivery, protein engineering, biomanufacturing, cell therapy.


Postdoctoral Fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard, 2009-2013
Visiting Scientist, MIT, 2009-2013
Ph.D., Yale University, 2009
BSBE, University of Georgia, 2004

Honors and Awards 

  • 2018: Graduate Mentor of the Year - University of Maryland 
  • 2018: CAREER Award - National Science Foundation
  • 2018: Associate Scientific Advisory Board Member – Science Translational Medicine 
  • 2016: Outstanding Teaching Award – Fischell Department of Bioengineering, University of Maryland
  • 2016: Young Innovator in Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering – Biomedical Engineering Society 
  • 2015: Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Award – Oak Ridge Associated Universities
  • 2013: Innovation and Career Development Award – Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)
  • 2012: Innovative Technology in Cardiovascular Sciences Award – Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • 2012: Innovation in Biotechnology Award – American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists
  • 2012: K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award – National Institutes of Health
  • 2011: Breast Cancer Postdoctoral Fellowship – U.S. Department of Defense
  • 2010: F32 NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship – National Institutes of Health (declined)
  • 2009: Henry Prentiss Becton Prize (Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis in Engineering) – Yale University

Selected Publications 

Related News 

Fischell Department of Bioengineering Launches REU Program
NSF-funded summer program invites undergrads to explore new approaches to engineering cells, tissues, organs. August 24, 2018

BIOE Recognizes Undergraduate Award Recipients
Annual honors given for outstanding academics, service. June 15, 2018

BIOE Capstone 2018: Projects Focus on Point of Care Diagnostics, Sickle Cell Disease, Neonatal Care, and More
Diagnostic device for chronic cough takes first place. June 15, 2018

Natalie Livingston Awarded NSF Graduate Fellowship
BIOE senior recognized for efforts to advance drug delivery research. April 25, 2018

Three BIOE Professors Awarded NIH R01s in as Many Months
Drs. Jewell, Scarcelli, and Jay were awarded a collective total of $5.4 million in NIH R01 funding this spring. April 23, 2018

Transforming Medicine, Impacting Health
While many freshmen were acclimating to college life, a team of first-year students was adjusting to life as biotech inventors. April 17, 2018

Jay Awarded $2 Million NIH R01 Grant for Biotherapeutic Approach to Healing Chronic Wounds
BIOE Assistant Professor Steven Jay leads efforts to develop exosome-based therapies for wound healing. March 26, 2018

Jay Receives National Science Foundation CAREER Award
BIOE assistant professor recognized for efforts to develop new class of biotherapeutics. March 16, 2018

Anjana Jeyaram Named PhRMA Foundation Predoctoral Fellow
BIOE Ph.D. student recognized for her research on engineering extracellular vesicles. January 25, 2018

BIOE, ChBE Undergrads Develop Tools to Diagnose Alzheimer’s Disease before Patients Show Symptoms
"Synapto" awarded first place in 2017 NIH DEBUT Challenge August 28, 2017

Gray Wins Dr. Mabel S. Spencer Award for Graduate Achievement
BIOE Ph.D. student recognized for efforts to develop therapies for diseases of the central nervous system. June 14, 2017

John Schardt Awarded American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences Fellowship
BIOE graduate student recognized for design of multivalent protein therapeutics to target various cancers. June 12, 2017

BIOE Capstone 2017: Projects Focus on Pediatric Care, Physical Therapy, Pulmonary Tumors, and More
BIOE hosted it's largest-ever Capstone Design competition on May 10th, 2017. May 17, 2017

BIOE Junior Natalie Livingston Receives 2017 Goldwater Scholar Honorable Mention
Livingston aims to advance drug delivery methods. April 13, 2017

Patel Awarded American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship
BIOE graduate student recognized for efforts to advance treatments for peripheral vascular diseases. December 12, 2016

Jay, Jewell Named 2016 Young Innovators of Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering
BIOE researchers look to advance delivery of therapeutics to treat cancers. August 25, 2016

BioE Capstone 2016: New Projects Focus on Improved Healthcare for Underserved Communities, Pediatric Patients, and More
Affordable RT-PCR for clinical diagnostics, fear mitigation device for pediatric MRIs tie for first place. June 28, 2016

Jay Lab Works Toward Engineering Extracellular Vesicles as Next-Generation Biotherapeutics
BioE assistant professor receives 2015 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award. January 21, 2016

Schardt Awarded UMD-NCI Cancer Research Training Fellowship
BioE graduate student recognized for efforts to develop novel molecular engineering approach to breast and ovarian cancer therapy.  September 18, 2015