Dr. Jason A. MacGurn is a biochemist and an Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology at Vanderbilt University. Dr. MacGurn’s research interests focus on the molecular mechanisms that regulate the composition of proteins at the plasma membrane. In particular, he is investigating how the restoration of protein degradation capacity can reverse cellular pathologies associated with neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. MacGurn is a member of the training faculty for the Vanderbilt Interdisciplinary Training Program in Alzheimer’s Disease (T32).
Dr. MacGurn completed his doctoral degree in biochemistry and biophysics at University of California, San Francisco and a postdoctoral fellowship at Cornell University. He joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 2013.