image of Adam St Jean

Adam T. St. Jean, Ph.D.

Associate Teaching Professor, Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies

Francis College of Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Kitson Hall - 311B


  • Ph D: Chemical Engineering, (2012), University of Massachusetts Amherst - Amherst, Mass.
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Engineering a bacterial toxin delivery system for the targeted treatment of solid tumors

  • Other: Cellular Engineering, (2011), University of Massachusetts Amherst - Amherst, Mass.

  • BS: Chemical Engineering, (2004), Northeastern University - Boston, Mass.
    Supporting Area: Biology, Music

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Teaching Excellence Award (2020), Teaching - Biomedical Engineering Department
  • Outstanding Non-Tenure Track Instructor (2018), Teaching - College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of New Hampshire
  • Aflac Travel Award (2012) - American Association for Cancer Research
  • Scholar-in-Training Award (2012), Scholarship/Research - American Association for Cancer Research
  • Best Poster (2009) - NSF-IGERT PI Meeting

Selected Publications

  • St. Jean, A., Swofford, C.A., Panteli, J.T., Brentzel, Z.J., Forbes, N.S. (2014). Bacterial Delivery of Staphylococcus aureus ╬▒-Hemolysin Causes Regression and Necrosis in Murine Tumors. Molecular Therapy,22(7) 1266-1274.
  • Swofford, C.A., St. Jean, A., Panteli, J.T., Brentzel, Z.J., Forbes, N.S. (2014). Identification of Staphylococcus aureus╬▒-hemolysin as a protein drug that is secreted by anticancer bacteria and rapidly kills cancer cells. Biotechnology and Bioengineering,111(6) 1233-1245.
  • St. Jean, A., Zhang, M., Forbes, N.S. (2008). Bacterial therapies: completing the cancer treatment toolbox. Current Opinion in Biotechnology,19(5) 511-517.

Selected Presentations

  • Introducing Upper-level Students to Primary Literature: A Comparative Assessment of Two Methods - 2019 BMES Annual Meeting , October 2019 - Philadelphia, PA
  • Engineered Salmonella Effectively Produce and Preferentially Deliver Bacterial Cytotoxins to Solid Tumors - American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2012, 2012
  • Engineering Salmonella Typhimurium for Controlled Therapeutic Delivery in Solid Tumors - 2009 American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting, November 2009 - Nashville, TN
  • Bacterial Therapies in Cancer Research: Completing the Toolbox - NSF IGERT 2009 PI Meeting, May 2009 - Alexandria, VA
  • Honing Bacterial Therapies for Cancer Research - Frontiers in Cellular Imaging, ICE Symposium, May 2009 - Amherst, MA
  • Process Development of an Immunoconjugate Compound- Challenges at the Interface - American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2006 Process Development Symposium, June 2006 - Palm Springs, CA

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (2009), Fellowship - National Science Foundation
    St. Jean, A.