Dillon Jarrell, 2016 Goldwater Honorable Mention

Dillon Jarrell

Dillon Jarrell is currently a Junior Chemical and Biological Engineering student at Colorado State University.

During his undergraduate studies, he has conducted research in both academia and industry. In academia, his three-year tenure in the laboratory Dr. Christopher Gentile has resulted in the novel development of animal models displaying vascular dysfunction as well as in an ever-growing working hypothesis regarding the pathogenesis of cardiovascular diseases via the endoplasmic reticulum.

In industry, Dillon has both designed experiments, conducted high-throughput drug candidate screens, and given formal presentations recommending specific compounds for clinical trial testing to treat chronic heart disease. In addition to research and engineering, he stays incredibly busy at home with his wife, Emily, and beautiful two-year-old daughter, Olivia.