4707-Collett, Jason

Jason A. Collett, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

MS 2061
635 Barnhill Drive

Indianapolis, IN 46202
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Dr. Collett received his BS degree in Biology in 2006 and his Ph.D in Biology from the University of Kentucky in 2014.  He then completed three years of post-doctoral work within the Cellular and Integrative Physiology Deparment at Indiana University.  He took his first faculty appointment as Assistant Research Professor in 2019 in Dr. David Basile's laboratory in the Department of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology.  The research he conducts is focused on translational treatments and techniques to treat acute kidney injury and prevent chronic kidney disease.

In August 2021, Dr. Collett became Assistant Professsor of Clinical Anatomy, Cell Biology and Physiology and Director of the ACBP Pre-Professional specialized MS program. Dr. Collett is very active within the department with teaching and mentoring graduate students and laboratory personelle. 


Key Publications

Collett J.A., V.M. Ortiz-Soriano, X. Li, A.H. Flannery, R.D. Toto, O.W. Moe, D.P. Basile and J.A. Neyra. Serum IL-17 levels are higher in critically ill patients with AKI and associate with mortality and major adverse kidney events. Critical Care 2022; 26: 107. doi: 10.1186/s13054-022-03976-4 

Basile D.P. and J.A. Collett. Orai1: A New Therapeutic Target for the Acute Kidney Injury-to-Chronic Kidney Disease Transition. Nephron. 2021 Aug 25:1-4. doi: 10.1159/000518177.

Mehrotra, P.  J.A. Collett, S. Gunst, D.P. Basile. Th17 cells contribute to pulmonary fibrosis and inflammation during chronic kidney disease progression following acute ischemia.  Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2017 Nov 8: doi: 10.1152/ajpregu.00147. 2017 

Collett, J.A., P. Mehrotra, A. Crone, W.C. Shelly, M.C. Yoder, D.P. Basile. Endothelial colony forming cells ameliorate endothelial dysfunction via secreted factors following ischemia reperfusion injury. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. doi.10.1152/ajprenal.00643. 2017. 

Collett, J.A., P.R. Corridon, P. Mehrotra, A.L. Kolb, G.J. Rhodes, C.L. Miller, B.A. Molitoris, J.G. Pennington, R.M. Sandoval S.J. Atkinson, S.B. Campos-Bilderback, D.P. Basile and R.L. Bacallao. Hydrodynamic Isotonic Fluid Delivery Ameliorates Moderate to Severe Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury in Rat Kidneys. JASN doi:10.1681/ASN.2016040404. 2017

Collett, J.A., P. Mehrotra, A. Crone, S. Merfeld-Clauss, K.L. March, D.O. Traktuev and D.P. Basile. Human Adipose Stromal Cells Ameliorate Ischemia-Reperfusion Renal Injury by Reducing Local Inflammation and Attenuating Capillary Rarefaction. JCMM. doi. 10.1111/jcmm.13071. 2017

Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology
  • Director, Pre-Professional Masters Program
  • Education
    2017 POSTDOC Indiana University
    2014 PhD University of Kentucky
    2007 BS University of Kentucky
  • Research
    Dr. Collett’s primary research interest is in the area of kidney physiology and disease, as well as immunology.   He and Dr. Basile are interested in novel interventions in preventing and treating kidney disease.
  • Professional Organizations
    American Physiological Society
    American Society of Nephrology
  • Awards
    Desc: Dr. Robert C. Miller Award for Excellence in Vascular Research
    Scope: Regional
    Date: 2016-06-13

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