B.S., Bioengineering, Clemson University, 2011
Jonathan Heywood, raised in Charleston, SC, received his B.S. in Bioengineering from Clemson University in 2011. After graduating, he spent more than 5 years at the Medical University of South Carolina researching systemic sclerosis (scleroderma), extracellular matrix remodeling, and the effects of pharmaceutical compounds on the biochemical pathways of fibrosis progression. He is currently pursuing his M.S. in Bioengineering, focusing his efforts on creating a high-throughput model for analyzing heart tissue response to external stimuli, such as myocardial infarction injury and repair. When not in the lab, Jonathan enjoys disc golf, martial arts, and just about anything that gets him outdoors.