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Scholarly Interest Report
Jordan Miller
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor of Bioengineering
Primary Department
   Department of Bioengineering
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Department Affiliations
  • Department of Bioengineering
    Research Areas
     Miller investigates mechanisms of multicellular tissue function using engineered tissues in both in vitro and in vivo settings. His approach combines novel synthetic chemistry, 3D printing, microfabrication, and molecular imaging techniques to direct endothelial cell function and provide nontoxic, degradable architectures for blood vessel sprouting and network development that lead to large-scale tissue growth. He has an h-index of 12.
    Selected Publications
     Refereed articles

    Atluri P, Miller JS, Emery RJ, Hung G, Trubelja A, Cohen JE, Lloyd K, Han J, Gaffey AC, MacArthur JW, Chen CS, Woo YJ "Tissue Engineered, Hydrogel-Based Endothelial Progenitor Cell Therapy Robustly Revascularizes Ischemic Myocardium and Preserves Ventricular Function." The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgeryIn Press


    Magaraci MS, Veerakumar A, Qiao P, Amurthur A, Lee JY, Miller JS*, Goulian M, and Sarkar CA* "Engineering Escherichia coli for light-activated cytolysis of mammalian cells." ACS Synthetic BiologyIn Press


    Miller JS "The billion cell construct: will three-dimensional printing get us there." PLOS Biology, 12(6)


    Trachtenberg JE, Mountziaris PM, Miller JS, Wettergreen M, Kasper FK, Mikos AG. "Open-source threedimensional printing of biodegradable polymer scaffolds for tissue engineering." J Biomed Mater Res Part AIn Press


    Baranski JD, Chaturvedi RR, Stevens KR, Eyckmans J, Carvalho B, Solorzano RD, Yang MT, Miller JS, Bhatia SN, Chen CS. “Geometric control of vascular networks to enhance engineered tissue integration and function.” Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 May 7;110(19):7586-91.


    Legant WR, Choi CK, Miller JS, Shao L, Gao L, Betzig E, Chen CS. “Multidimensional traction force microscopy reveals rotational moments about focal adhesions.”PNAS. 110 (3), 881-886.


    Miller JS. “The billion cell construct: will three-dimensional printing get us there?” In Review.


    Miller JS, Stevens KR, Yang MT, Baker BM, Nguyen DH, Cohen DM, Toro E, Chen AA, Galie PA, Yu X, Chaturvedi R, Bhatia SN, Chen CS. “Rapid casting of patterned vascular networks for perfusable engineered three-dimensional tissues.” Nature Materials. 2012 Aug;11(9):768-74. 


    Neetu Singh, Amrita Karambelkar, Luo Gu, Kevin Lin, Miller JS, Chen CS, Sailor MJ, Bhatia SN. “Bioresponsive mesoporous silica nanoparticles for triggered drug release.” J Am Chem Soc. 2011 Dec 14;133(49):19582-5.


    Shen CJ, Raghavan S, Xu Z, Baranski JD, Yu X, Wozniak MA, Miller JS, Gupta M, Buckbinder L, Chen CS. Decreased cell adhesion promotes angiogenesis in a Pyk2-dependent manner. Exp. Cell Res. 2011 Aug.;317(13):1860–1871.


    Slater JH, Miller JS, Yu SS, West JL. “Fabrication of Multifaceted Micropatterned Surfaces with Laser Scanning Lithography.” Adv Funct Mater. 2011 May; 21(15):2876-2888.


    Cuchiara MP, Allen ACB, Chen TM, Miller JS, West JL. “Multilayer microfluidic PEGDA hydrogels.” Biomaterials. 2010 Jul.;31(21):5491–5497.


    Legant WR, Miller JS, Blakely BL, Cohen DM, Genin GM, Chen CS. “Measurement of mechanical tractions exerted by cells in three-dimensional matrices.” Nat Methods. 2010 Dec.;7(12):969–971.


    Miller JS, Shen CJ, Legant WR, Baranski JD, Blakely BL, Chen CS. "Bioactive Hydrogels Made from Step-Growth Derived PEG-Peptide Macromers." Biomaterials. 2010;31(13): 3736-43.


    Lee SH, Moon JJ, Miller JS, West JL. "Poly(ethylene glycol) hydrogels conjugated with a collagenase-sensitive fluorogenic substrate to visualize collagenase activity during three-dimensional cell migration." Biomaterials. 2007 Jul; 28(20):3163-70.


    Hahn MS, Miller JS, West JL. "Three-dimensional biochemical and biomechanical patterning of hydrogels for guiding cell behavior." Advanced Materials. 2006 Oct; 18(20):2679-84.


    Miller JS, Béthencourt MI, Hahn M, Lee TR, West JL. "Laser-scanning lithography (LSL) for the soft lithographic patterning of cell-adhesive self-assembled monolayers." Biotechnol Bioeng. 2006 Apr 20; 93(6):1060-8. 


    Chang E,* Miller JS,* Sun J,* Yu WW, Colvin VL, Drezek R, West JL. "Protease-activated quantum dot probes." Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2005 Sep 09; 334(4):1317-21.


    Hahn MS, Miller JS, West JL. "Laser scanning lithography for surface micropatterning on hydrogels." Advanced Materials. 2005 Dec 16; 17(24):2939-42.


    Lee SH, Miller JS, Moon JJ, West JL. "Proteolytically degradable hydrogels with a fluorogenic substrate for studies of cellular proteolytic activity and migration." Biotechnol Prog. 2005 Nov-Dec; 21(6):1736-41.

     Invited Talks

    Miller JS, “3D Printing Vascularized Tissue for Studies in Pathology and Regenerative Medicine.” MD
    Anderson Cancer Center: April 2014.


    Miller JS, “3D Printing Technologies for Tissue Engineering.” Plenary talk at Advances in Tissue
    Engineering Short Course, Houston, TX: August 2014.


    Miller JS, “3D Printing Technologies to Define the Architecture of Living Tissues.” Society for
    Developmental Biology Annual Meeting, Seattle WA: July 2014.


    Miller JS, “3D Printing Technologies to Define the Architecture of Living Tissues.” Kansas City
    MakerFaire, Kansas City, MO: June 2014.


    Miller JS, “3D Printing Vascularized Tissue for Regenerative Medicine.” Startup Houston: April 2014.


    Interview, “3D Printing in the Lab: Facilitating Innovation, Fueling Visions,” SLAS: May 2014.


    Miller JS, “Advanced Manufacturing Research Institute: Building Open-Source Infrastructures for
    Science”, Midwest RepRap Festival, Goshen, IN: March 2014.


    Miller JS, “Medical 3D Printing.” Plenary Talk at Additive Manufacturing Summit. Oak Ridge National
    Lab, Oak Ridge, TN: May 2014.


    Miller JS, “Medical 3D Printing: The Future of Organ Transplantation?” International Association for Protection of Intellectual Property: September 2014.


    Miller JS, “Medical 3D Printing: The Future of Organ Transplantation?”, Comp-U-Dopt, Houston, TX:
    January 2014.


    Miller JS, “Open-Source Hardware in Regenerative Medicine”, Society for Laboratory Automation and
    Screening 2014 Meeting, San Diego, CA: January 2014.


    Miller JS, “Open-Source Hardware in Regenerative Medicine”, Bio Tech and Beyond, San Diego, CA:
    January 2014.


    Miller JS, “3D Printing Technologies to Define the Architecture of Living Tissues.” National Institutes of
    Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD: May 2014.


    Interview, “Bioprinting, Part 1: The Promise and the Pitfalls.” TechNewsWorld: March 2014.


    Interview, “Bioprinting, Part 2 - The Ethical Conundrum.” TechNewsWorld: March 2014.


    Miller JS, “DEMO: 3D Printing Vasculature for Regenerative Medicine.” 3D/DC Third Edition,
    Washington, DC: May 2014.


    Miller JS, “Medical 3D Printing.” Panel Discussion: 3D/DC Third Edition, Washington, DC: May 2014.

    Editorial Positions
     Member of the Editorial Board, Scientific Reports. (2014 - 2014)

     Other, Journal of Materials Chemistry. (2014 - 2014)

     Other, Journal of Biomaterials Research,. (2014 - 2014)

     Other, Biomaterials. (2014 - 2014)

     Other, RSC Advances. (2014 - 2014)

     Other, PLOS One. (2014 - 2014)

     Other, PeerJ. (2014 - 2014)

     Other, Optical Materials Express. (2014 - 2014)

     Other, Soft Matter. (2014 - 2014)

     Other, Lab on a Chip. (2014 - 2014)

    Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
     IBB Hamill Innovations Award,

     Core Developer: RepRap Open Source 3D Printer,

     Hugh Scott Cameron Service Award, Rice University

     Hartwell Foundation Fellow, University of Pennsylvania

     1st Place Poster Award, 5th Annual Bioengineering Poster Competition, Rice University

     Hilda Rich Circle of Giving Award, Rice University

     Graduate Student Association Service Award, Rice University

     Morse Fellowship, Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering, Rice University

     1st Place Poster Award, NIH NIBIB Biotechnology Training Grant Student Poster Competition, Rice University

     NIH Biotechnology Training Grant, NIBIB, Department of Bioengineering, Rice University

     Bioprintist Award, Second International Bioprinting, Biopatterning, and Bioassembly Workshop, Charleston, SC

     Whitaker Foundation Student Abstract Competition Award, Houston Society for Engineering and Medicine in Biology, Houston, TX

     Provostís Scholar, Department of Bioengineering, Rice University