Jeremiah completed his PhD in Chemical Engineering in the lab of Professor Stas Shavartsman in June 2009. His thesis explored the genetic specification of cells that form tubular structures in a common model organism. Jeremiah is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Zurich in the lab of Professor Konrad Basler. He is studying the control of epithelial tissue growth during development and is interested in how chemical signaling gradients and mechanical feedback are integrated to determine the final size of organs. In the fall of 2011, Jeremiah plans on joining the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Notre Dame as an assistant professor and will continue research at the interface of developmental biology and tissue engineering. Jeremiah has spent significant time studying Russian history and culture in St. Petersburg and Khabarovsk, Russia, as well as Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
Other previous awards include: Princeton Wu Fellowship (2004-present), Goldwater Scholarship (2002), David L. Boren Scholarship for study in Khabarovsk, Russia (2002-2003), and the Boettcher Scholarship (1998).