Jessica Larsen

Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Clemson University


Dr. Larsen is an Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering who works at the interface of materials science and biology to develop new methods for treating neurologic conditions. She focuses on polymer-based nanoparticles to enable the delivery of biological drugs across the blood-brain barrier. She is passionate about enabling equitable access to research opportunities for all students and gives talks about mentoring.

Why I support the Compassion Coalition

As a highly mediocre undergraduate student, I wasn't afforded the same opportunities as some of my more aspirational peers. What professors didn't know was that my performance in the classroom was directly linked to a very challenging personal experience. Because of this, I am driven to provide compassion at the highest level to the students in the classroom and the lab. I see the Global Compassion Coalition as a way to drive this work forward and expand it past Clemson University.

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