Jonathan Grasman, PhD is an assistant professor in the department of biomedical engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology. Professor Grasman received his bachelor’s degree with high honors from the University of Pittsburgh and his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. His doctoral research with Dr. George Pins focused on developing novel methods to design tunable structural and biochemical properties of fibrin microthreads in the context of skeletal muscle regeneration as an NRSA predoctoral fellow. He was subsequently an NRSA postdoctoral fellow in the biomedical engineering department at Tufts University, where he worked with Dr. David Kaplan on developing tissue systems to study the co-development of vascular and neural networks. His research interests include tissue engineering and biomaterials development and customization, particularly focused in skeletal muscle tissues and the study of innervation and vascularization.