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Jefferson Overlin

Jeffereson Overlin


Virginia Commonwealth University, B.S. in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Chemistry (2015)
Hometown: Silverton, Oregon
Thesis adviser: None chosen yet

Research interests:

Jefferson's previous research experiences include biomedical drug delivery system development, eye tracking research, and mouse-model traumatic brain injury (TBI) research. In his drug delivery work, Jefferson assisted in the design of electrospun scaffolds using mPEG-dendrimer nanoparticle building blocks. In his eye tracking research, he studied the effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) on active duty military personnel with diagnosed brain injuries. In his mouse-model TBI work, Jefferson studied the degeneration of neurons in the lateral geniculate nucleus and the distribution of surviving axons in the visual system following fluid percussion injury. Currently, he is still interested in neuroscience and, more specifically, the mechanisms of brain injury and recovery.

Personal bio:

Jefferson grew up on the move, living in Iowa, Oregon, and Virginia before attending college at VCU for biomedical engineering. In his free time, Jefferson enjoys playing instruments (piano, drums, or cello), cooking, and watching movies. He is also interested in the science of astronomy, aviation, and watchmaking. Above all, he enjoys various outdoor activities with his family like camping and fishing, as is standard for Oregonians.


Aduba DC, Overlin JW, Frierson CD, Bowlin GL, Yang H. Electrospinning of PEGylated polyamidoamine
dendrimer fibers. Mat Sci Eng C. 2015;56(1):189-194. doi:10.1016/j.msec.2015.06.025 [IN PRESS]