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Jon Mogford

Jon Mogford

Vice Chancellor For Research and Chief Research Officer
The Texas A&M University System

As vice chancellor for research, Mogford works in close collaboration with The Texas A&M University System’s eleven universities, seven state agencies, and health science center to facilitate the growth of research of all system members. As the leader of the A&M System Office of Research, he is responsible for providing services and support to all nineteen system members in areas including research development and research compliance.

Previously, he was associate vice chancellor, Office of Strategic Initiatives, the Texas A&M System, having joined that office from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, where he was the acting director of the Defense Sciences Office (DSO).

DSO’s research portfolio bridges the gap from fundamental science to applications by identifying and pursuing the most promising ideas within the science and engineering research communities and transforming these ideas into new US Department of Defense capabilities. DSO’s thrust areas include physical science, training and human effectiveness, biological warfare defense, materials, mathematics, and biology. In addition to his duties as acting director, Mogford has served as deputy director and program manager within DSO.

Mogford has an extensive background in biology research and its applications in the field of defense medicine and therapeutics. His expertise encompasses wound healing and regeneration, cellular therapies, tissue engineering, and vascular physiology. His specific interests focus on therapeutics for wounded soldiers, protein design processes, and drug delivery.

Mogford’s DARPA programs included scar-free regeneration of wounds, metabolic control strategies for survival of blood loss, biomarker-responsive biomaterials for drug delivery, stem cell-based bioreactor production of universal donor red blood cells, computational design of novel proteins, and active hemostatic biomaterials for internal and external wounds. He has written or co-written twenty-nine peer-reviewed publications.

He obtained his doctorate in medical physiology from the Texas A&M Health Science Center.