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Adam St. Jean

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Adam T St. Jean Associate Teaching Professor, Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies
  • College
    Francis College of Engineering
  • Department
    Biomedical Engineering
  • Phone
    (978) 934-3298
  • Office
    Kitson Hall - 311B
  • Email


  • Ph D: Chemical Engineering, (2012), University of Massachusetts Amherst - Amherst, MA
    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, MA
  • BS: Chemical Engineering, (2004), Northeastern University - Boston, MA
    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 α-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 ofStaphylococcus aureusα-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
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