PI: Roger Kamm

PhD Candidate

MS in Mechanical Engineering, 2018

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, 2016

Jean Carlos Serrano is a Ph.D. candidate and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in Biomechanical Engineering at MIT. His research focuses on studying the transport phenomena in the human vasculature with emphasis on physiological and pathological events (e.g. lymphatic drainage and inflammatory response). Prior to MIT, Jean received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, with a minor in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, and conducted research at his home institution, as well as in summer research programs at Princeton University and Harvard Medical School. He has also been active in the recruitment and retention of underrepresented minorities in STEM through mentoring programs at MIT including MSRP and CONVERGE.


  • J.C. Serrano, J. Cora-Cruz, N. Diffoot, P. Sundaram, Adaptive Responses of Murine Osteoblasts Subjected to Coupled Mechanical Stimuli. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials. (2018)
  • T. Osaki, J.C. Serrano, R.D. Kamm, Cooperative Effects of Vascular Angiogenesis and Lymphangiogenesis. Regenerative Engineering and Translational Medicine. (2018)
  • R. Li, J.C. Serrano, H. Xing, T.A. Lee, H. Azizgolshani, M. Zaman, R.D. Kamm, Interstitial flow promotes macrophage polarization toward an M2 phenotype. Molecular Biology of Cell. (2018)
  • Rei Koens, Yugo Tabata, Jean C Serrano, Satoshi Aratake, Daisuke Yoshino, Roger D Kamm, Kenichi Funamoto.Microfluidic platform for three-dimensional cell culture under spatiotemporal heterogeneity of oxygen tension. APL Bioengineering (2020)


  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship, 2017
  • MIT Office of the Dean for Graduate Education (ODGE) Diversity Fellowship, 2016