January 1, 2018

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Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology, Cambridge, MA

Incoming Ph.D. Student in Medical Engineering and Medical Physics (Expected May 2024)

Concentration in Electrical Engineering

GEM Associate Fellow

Sigma Xi Society, Associate Member

Cornell University, College of Engineering, Ithaca, NY

B.S. in Biomedical Engineering (Inagural Graduating Class, Expected: May 2018)

Concentration in Bioinstrumentation and Imaging (EECS)

Sigma Xi Society, Associate Member


Undergraduate Research Assistant, Laboratories of Dr. Lawrence Bonassar and Dr. Lara Estroff,

Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering/Department of Materials Science and Engineering Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

May 2015 – Present

I aim to characterize and replicate the meniscal entheses, which attach the meniscal body to bone.

● Created meniscal enthesis constructs using trabecular bone cores containing mineralization gradients and tested tensile strength of constructs to determine the ideal demineralization profile for enthesis.

● Created custom MATLAB scripts to analyze the demineralization profile of partially demineralized trabecular bone cores.

● Established a standardized demineralization procedure for trabecular bone cores to further improve the mechanical properties of meniscal enthesis constructs.

● Analyzed microCT scans of demineralized bone experimental samples qualitatively by creating 3D renderings in Avizo Fire.

● Implemented histological techniques to compare protein localization and collagen fiber alignment in meniscal enthesis constructs to the native enthesis.

Amgen Scholar, Laboratory of Dr. Lei Xing,

Department of Radiation Oncology Stanford University, Stanford, CA

June 2017–August 2017

I aimed to develop a neural network that will identify artifacts in real-time MRI imaging.

● Developed a recurrent convolutional neural network to automate artifact identification in real-time MRI.

● Developed a deep convolutional neural network that automates aliasing artifact identification on MRI images.

● Developed Python algorithm to introduce aliasing motion artifacts in complex-valued MRI images.

Biomarker Development Intern, Clinical and Translational Imaging Group,

Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research, East Hanover, NJ

May 2016 - August 2016

At Novartis, I aimed to more efficiently process Proof-of-Concept data for several pre-clinical drug trials using MATLAB, Spotfire, and Microsoft Office to prove their efficacy.

● Generated Proof-of-Concept data for several concurrent preclinical studies for transition to the next stage in FDA approval.

● Analyzed optical coherence tomography images of intra-retinal fluids to determine drug efficacy on reduction of fluid volumes in a clinical trial.

● Validated novel software that aimed to better visualize intra-retinal fluids using three-dimensional reconstructions and user-delineated fluid selections.

● Evaluated clinical trial data to determine systemic and local effects of a new topical analgesic treatment using Spotfire and Microsoft Excel visualization and data analysis techniques.

Research Assistant, Biomaterials and Interface Tissue Engineering Lab,

Department of Biomedical Engineering Columbia University, New York City, NY

March 2014 - July 2014

At Columbia, I aimed to determine whether nanofiber polymer scaffolds intended for use in drug delivery could withstand the mechanical stresses experienced by the periodontal ligament.

● Mapped tensile properties of nanofiber scaffolds to validate them as a replacement for native periodontal ligamentous tissue.

● Electrospun polymer nanofiber scaffolds of different chemical compositions.

● Performed fluorescence assays on cell-seeded scaffolds to determine DNA content and cell viability.

● Performed mechanical testing to determine failure energies of polymer scaffolds and interpreted results using MATLAB and Microsoft Excel.


Jordan Harrod, Morteza Mardani, John Pauly, Lei Xing. “Deep Predictive Coding For Super Time-Resolved MR Imaging” (Abstract) Neural Information Processing Systems, 2017, December 9th, 2017

Jordan Harrod, Morteza Mardani, Lei Xing. “Automated Artifact Identification in MR Images Using Deep Convolutional Networks” (Abstract) BMES Annual Meeting, 2017, October 11th, 2017

Guillaume Normand, Eric H Souied, Bruno Lay, Ronan Danno, Rocio Blanco-Garavito, Perrinne Charrard, Jordan Harrod, Michael Maker, Sudeep Chandra, Georges Weissgerber. “Validation of 3D volumetry for a novel anti- angiogenic therapy of neovascular age-related macular degeneration” (Abstract), ARVO Annual Meeting 2017, May 8, 2017


Jordan Harrod, Morteza Mordani, Lei Xing. “Motion Artifact Detection for Real-Time MR Imaging” Stanford Summer Research Program Symposium. August 23, 2017

Team TransFur (Jordan Harrod, Elizabeth Feeney, Morgan Feldman, Priya Balasubramanian) “TransFur – Top 10 Finalist Presentation” Animal Health Hackathon, January 29th, 2017


Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

BME 3310: Medical and Preclinical Imaging

Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University

● Advised students on imaging modalities and image analysis, and held office hours.

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

BME 3030: Measurement and Instrumentation in Biomedical Engineering

Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University

● Designed and taught a lecture on advanced biomedical data manipulation.

● Advised students on circuit design and experimental design during an instrumentation lab and held office hours.

Chemistry Tutor

CHEM 1007: Academic Support for CHEM 2070

Department of Chemistry, Cornell University

• Tutored underclassmen in introductory chemistry


National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) Scholarship May 2017

National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Cornell University Diversity Programs in Engineering

Undergraduate Excellence in Service Award

Cornell University Diversity Programs in Engineering

Animal Health Hackathon, 9th Place (Team TransFur)

Entrepreneurship at Cornell, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

National Residence Hall Honorary Student of the Year

National Residence Hall Honorary, Cornell University Chapter

National Residence Hall Honorary Student of the Month

National Residence Hall Honorary, Cornell University Chapter

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