Known as “Schwartz,” Jason Schwartz grew up in the once small, but now bustling city of Denham Springs, Louisiana. He attended Louisiana College in Pineville for my undergraduate education, majoring in Biology. From there, Schwartz completed the M.D./Ph.D. program at LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans. His graduate training was in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology where the focus of his research was the mechanism of glucocorticoid-mediated apoptosis in acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Schwartz’s home is full of girls: his wife (Mindy), and two daughters (Sydney and Lynden). His hobby is endurance sports, namely, triathlon. I truly enjoy the science of the sport, particularly, the biochemistry of endurance nutrition.
He considers myself immensely fortunate to have the opportunity to train at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. As a patient, undergraduate Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program student, and visiting medical student, he has experienced the unparalleled compassion and devotion that glows from all who strive to ensure that "no child should die in the dawn of life." Schwartz is realizing a dream to be part of such a team at a place like St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.