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January 2021: “Graduate Cell and Gene Therapy Course Attracts Professionals from Pharmaceutical Industry

January 2021: “Advances in Earthworm Hemoglobin Blood Substitute Research

12/18/19: “This Villanova Researcher Is Using Earthworms to Create a Human Blood Substitute” in Philadelphia Magazine

August 2019: Dr. Jacob Elmer named Dicciani Endowed Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Summer 2019: Dr. Jacob Elmer granted tenure and promoted to Associate Professor

1/3/19: “Cellular Engineering Course Introduced in Response to Industry Demand”

5/17/18: Devon Zimmerman—Dr. Elmer’s first PhD student—graduates.

2018: “Villanova Engineering Team Led by Dr. Jacob Elmer Solves InnoCentive Challenge


Jacob J. Elmer, Ph.D.

Jacob J. Elmer, Ph.D.
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Phone: 610-519-3093