University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Vermont Lung Center

Bio for Jason Bates, Ph.D.
Jason Bates, Ph.D.

Jason Bates, Ph.D.

Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine
Department of Medicine


Contact Information
E-mail: Jason.H.Bates@uvm.edu
Office Location:
Medicine, Health Sci Rsrch Facility, Rm 228

Education

1978: B.Sc. (First-class Honours) PHYSICS, Canterbury University, Christchurch, New Zealand, 1978.
1981: Ph.D. MEDICINE, Otago University, Dunedin, New Zealand
1994: D.Sc. Canterbury University, Christchurch, New Zealand

Postdoctoral Training

1981 - 1982: Post-doctoral Fellow (funded by the Medical Research Council of New Zealand), Department of Medicine, Christchurch Clinical School of Medicine, Christchurch, New Zealand. Supervisor: Prof. D.W. Beaven
1982 - 1983: Scientific Officer, Department of Medicine, Christchurch Clinical School of Medicine, Christchurch, New Zealand.
1983 - 1986: Research Fellow, Meakins-Christie Laboratories, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Supervisor: Prof. J. Milic-Emili.

Academic Appointments

1986 - 1991:  Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1986 - 1999:  Research Director, Meakins-Christie Laboratories, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1986 - 1988:  Associate Member, Biomedical Engineering Unit, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1986 - 1999:  Medical Scientist, Department of Medicine (Respiratory Division), Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
1988 - 1991:  Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering (joint appointment with Department of Medicine), McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1988 - 1999:  Member, Division of Experimental Medicine, Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1989 - 1999:  Medical Scientist, Montreal Chest Hospital, Montreal Quebec, Canada
1989 - 1999:  Associate Member, Department of Physiology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1991 - 1998:  Associate Professor, Departments of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering (joint appointment with tenure), McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1992 - 1999:  Associate Member, Department of Electrical Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1995 - 1998:  Associate Director, Meakins-Christie Laboratories, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1999:  Professor, Departments Medicine and Biomedical Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1999 - 2007:  Research Professor, Departments of Medicine and Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
1999 - 2011:  Adjunct Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1999 - Present:  Professor, Departments of Medicine and Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, The University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
1999 - Present:  Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine-Royal Victoria Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2005 - Present:  Member of the Graduate Faculty, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
2007 - Present:  Professor with Tenure, Department of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
2010 - 2014:  Interim Director, School of Engineering, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont

Awards and Honors

1975 - 1977: New Zealand University Grants Committee Junior Scholarship
1975 - 1977:  BP(NZ) Ltd. Undergraduate Bursary
1977:  New Zealand University Grants Committee Senior Scholarship
1978 - 1980:  New Zealand University Grants Committee Postgraduate Scholarship. Kidson Scholarship
1981:  New Zealand Medical Research Council Post-Doctoral Fellowship
1983:  Royal Society of New Zealand Young Scientist Award
1986 - 1991:  Canadian Medical Research Council Scholarship
1991 - 1994:  Chercheur Boursier "Senior 1" of the Fonds de la Recherche en Sante du Quebec
1994 - 1997:  Chercheur Boursier "Senior 2" of the Fonds de la Recherche en Sante du Quebec
2002:  Elected Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering
2004:  Elected Senior Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
2005, 2006:  Star Reviewer for the Journal of Applied Physiology (one of three selected from 104 Editorial Board members)
2008:  Member of Faculty 1000, Biology
2011:  Christie Lecturer, Meakins-Christie Laboratories, McGill University, Montreal Quebec, Canada
2012: Invited keynote speaker, 40th Hakone Symposium on Respiration, Shiga, Japan
2013: IEEE Green Mountain Section, 2013 Faculty of the Year Award
2015: IEEE Region 1 3A - Technological Innovation (Academic) Award for Outstanding Scientific Contributions in the Development of Innovative Technologies for assessing Lung Function
2016: University Scholar, University of Vermont
2016: Elected Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society

Editorial Boards

1994 - 2008:  Respiration Physiology
1997 - 2001:  European Respiratory Journal (Associate Editorship)
2002 - 2006:  American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
2001 - Present:  Journal of Applied Physiology
2001 - Present:  Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
2009 - Present: Journal of Applied Physiology (Associate Editorship)

Research Grants

Active Research Support
07/01/10 - 06/30/13:  A multi-scale approach to airway hyperresponsiveness: from molecules to organ. NIH/NHLBI R01 HL103405 (PI: Bates, Role: Co-PI)
08/15/10 - 06/30/15:  Translational research in lung biology and disease. NIH/NCRR P30 RR 031158 (PI: Irvin, Role: Physiological Phenotyping Core leader)
09/17/10 - 08/30/13:  Bioengineering new lungs from cadaveric lung scaffolds. NIH/NHLBI RC4 HL106625 (PI: Weiss, Role: Co-Investigator)
Completed Research Support
12/05/06 - 11/30/08:  Mechanisms of adult stem cell remodeling of aged emphysematous lungs. NIH/NHLBI R21 HL087274 (PI: Weiss, Role: Co-Investigator)
01/04/05 - 03/31/09:  Asthma exacerbation; physiology, upper airway and fibrin. NIH/NHLBI R01 HL080258 (PI: Irvin, Role: Co-Applicant)
07/01/05 - 06/30/10:  Translational research in lung biology and disease. NIH/NCRR P20 RR15557 (PI: Irvin, Role: Co-PI and Bioengineering Core leader)
04/01/05 - 03/31/11:  Mechanics of acute lung injury. NIH/NHLBI R01 HL075593 (PI: Bates)
07/01/06 - 06/30/11:  Assessment of lung function in mice. NIH/NHLBI R01 HL67273 (PI: Bates)
08/01/07 - 07/31/11:  Airways hyper-responsiveness: from molecule to organ. NIH/NHLBI R33 HL087788 (PI: Bates)

Publications

J.J. Pothen, M.E. Poynter, and J.H.T. Bates. The inflammatory twitch as a general strategy for controlling the host response. Journal of Immunology. 190:3510-3516, 2013.
B. Nguyen, D.B. Bernstein, and J.H.T. Bates. Controlling mechanical ventilation in ARDS with fuzzy logic. Journal of Critical Care. 29:551-556, 2014.
J.H.T. Bates and A.E. Dixon. The potential role of airway wall compliance in asthma of obesity. Journal of Applied Physiology. 118:36-41, 2015.
J.H.T. Bates. Modeling the Impairment of Airway Smooth Muscle Force by Stretch. Journal of Applied Physiology. 118:864-691, 2015.
K.L. Hamlington, B.J. Smith, G.B. Allen, and J.H.T. Bates. Predicting Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury Using a Lung Injury Cost Function. Journal of Applied Physiology. 121:106-114, 2016.
A complete list of Jason Bates' publications can be found on Google Scholar

Patents

"Mechanical Ventilator" J.H.T. Bates, T.F. Schuessler and M. Ahmadi. US Patent #6,082,357. Priority data March 26, 1997
"Breathing Biofeedback Method and System"  P. Bingham and J.H.T. Bates. US Patent #7,618,378 B2. November 17, 2009

"Non-invasive Pulmonary Airway Resistance Measurement System"  J.H.T. Bates, J. Thompson-Figueroa, L.K.A. Lundblad and C.G. Irvin. US Patent Pending.

"Device and method for lung measurement" J.H.T. Bates U.S. Patent application US 20160007882 A1, Filed on January 29, 2013; patent pending (C501)
"Variable ventilation as a diagnostic tool for assessing lung mechanical function." J.H.T. Bates and B.J. Smith. PCT Application W02015127377 A1, Filed on February 23, 2014 (C538).
"Methods and systems for mapping cardiac fibrillation." P.S. Spector and J.H.T. Bates. U.S. Patent 20140200429 A1, Filed on January 16, 2013 (C434).