Jason Rock - Senior Principal Scientist, Regenerative Medicine, Research Biology

Jason Rock

Senior Principal Scientist, Regenerative Medicine, Research Biology

Postdoc Mentor
"Deeply committed to the development of regenerative therapies for patients with lung diseases"
Years at Genentech

After obtaining a PhD in Molecular Genetics and Developmental Biology, I pursued postdoctoral training in lung stem cell biology with Brigid Hogan at Duke University. We developed transgenic mouse models and in vitro assays to identify and characterize epithelial stem and progenitor cells of the adult lung.

As an Assistant Professor at UCSF and Associate Professor at Boston University, my teams studied the microenvironmental cues, including inflammation and growth factor signaling, that regulate the behaviors of epithelial cells and fibroblasts in the lung.

I am excited to join the diverse and accomplished scientific team at Genentech to translate basic science discoveries into regenerative medicine therapies for patients suffering from lung diseases.

Postdoctoral Mentor

One great privilege of research is mentoring future scientists as they enthusiastically develop fresh perspectives, questions and approaches. As an academic scientist, I was actively engaged in graduate education and postdoctoral training. Now I have the privilege of mentoring postdocs in the incredible environment at Genentech, including a richness of physical resources, access to human data and wide ranging internal collaborations across target identification and drug development. Prospective postdocs can expect individualized mentorship and fast paced basic science discoveries.

Featured Publication

Recruited Monocytes and Type 2 Immunity Promote Lung Regeneration following Pneumonectomy

Cell Stem Cell. 2017;21(1):120-134.e7

Lechner AJ, Driver IH, Lee J, Conroy CM, Nagle A, Locksley RM, Rock JR.