Jones Tsai, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

Office Phone: (951) 552-8368
Office Location: James 477
Office Hours:

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering Columbia University 2010
M.S. Biomedical Engineering Columbia University 2004
B.S. Bioengineering: Premedical University of California San Diego 2003
  • Additional Education

    Postdoctoral Fellow of Pharmaceutical Sciences
    University of California Irvine

  • Courses Taught

    Introduction to Chemistry
    Introduction to Physical Sciences
    Fundamentals of Chemistry
    Organic and Biochemistry Health Sciences
    Preparation for General Chemistry
    General Chemistry I
    General Chemistry II
    Physics I

  • Teaching Experience

    Concordia University Irvine (2014-2018)
    Golden West College (2013-2018)
    National University (2012-2013)

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    Bashour K., Tsai J., Shen K., Lee J.H., Sun E., Ulrich A., Milone M.C., Dustin M.L., Kam L.C. “Crosstalk between CD3 and CD28 is spatially modulated by membrane mobility.”Molecular and Cellular Biology, 34(6):955-964 (2014).

    Choudhuri, K., Llodra, J., Goehring Roth, E.W., Tsai, J., Gordo, S., Wucherpfennig, K.W., Kam, L., Stokes, D.L., Dustin, M.L. “Polarized release of TCR-enriched microvesicles at the center T cell immunological synapse.”Nature, 507(7490):118-23 (2014).

    Tsai J., and Kam L.C. “Lateral Mobility of E-cadherin Enhances Rac1 Response in Epithelial Cells.”Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering, 3(1):84-90 (2010).

    Shen K., Tsai J., Shi P., Kam L.C. "Self-aligned Supported Lipid Bilayers for Patterning the Cell-Substrate Interface." JACS, 131:13204-5 (2009).

    Tsai J., and Kam L.C. "Rigidity-dependent Crosstalk Between Integrin and Cadherin Signaling." Biophysical J – Biophysical Letters96: L39-41 (2009).

    Tsai J., Sun E., Gao Y., Hone J.C., Kam L.C. "Non-brownian diffusion of membrane molecules in nanopatterned supported lipid bilayers." Nano Letters 8: 425-30. (2008).

  • Church Membership & Activities

    Mariner's Church

  • Community Service & Involvement

    Lighthouse Community Center - Tutor

  • Interests & Hobbies

    Couch potato

  • Personal Philosophy

    "Keep doing what you're doing, keep getting what you're getting." - On Course Instructor (Summer 2016)

    "'My son,' the father said, 'you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.'" (Luke 15:31-32) "You are never BAD enough for God to NOT love you AND you are never GOOD enough for God to love you MORE." (Pastor Kenton Beshore)

    "As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another." (Proverbs 27:17)