Jason Organ

Jason Organ, PhD

Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology



Jason Organ is Assistant Professor of Anatomy & Cell Biology at the Indiana University School of Medicine, where his research examines how the structure of bone and muscle influences how they work. Jason earned his MA in Anthropology from the University of Missouri and his PhD in Functional Anatomy & Evolution from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has published over 30 peer-reviewed research papers on evolutionary and mechanical adaptations of bone and muscle in scientific journals and over 40 peer-reviewed teaching modules in digital human anatomy references. Jason is an elected member of the Board of Directors of the American Association of Anatomists (AAA) and has used this position to advocate for the importance of effective science communication and public outreach. He is also Co-Editor and Writer of the Public Library of Science (PLOS) Science Communication Blog. In 2018, Jason received the prestigious AAA Basmajian Award for excellence in teaching gross anatomy and outstanding accomplishments in biomedical research and scholarship in education.

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Anatomy & Cell Biology
Indianapolis, IN



Titles & Appointments

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Liberal Arts
  • Director, Clinical Anatomy MS Program