Jason Allen is a fourth year graduate student in the lab of Dr. Jean-Philippe Pellois. To better understand the mechanisms of cellular delivery, Jason is working on two research projects. First, he is investigating the impact of different hydrophobic moieties on the penetration efficiency of cell penetrating peptides. Second, involves using small extracellular vesicles called exosomes to both deliver cargo into cells, and to better understand their function in the context of cell biology. Recently, Jason gave a poster presentation at the annual meeting for the American Society for Exosomes and Microvesicles (ASEMV). He plans to work in industry on research and development of technologies that are related to the manipulation of biochemistry to benefit society.