Steven J. Jonas, MD, PhD

Steven Jonas, MD, PhD, FAAP

Health Sciences Clinical Instructor, Department of Pediatrics, Hematology/Oncology
Associate Faculty, UCLA Center for Minimally Invasive Therapeutics (C-MIT)




Pediatrics/Hematology and Oncology

Institutional Affiliation

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica



Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, 2015 - 2018


MD, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, 2012
PhD, UCLA, 2010


Pediatrics, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, 2012 - 2015

Board Certification

Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics, 2017

Contact Information

Scientific Interests

Dr. Steven Jonas' clinical focus is on managing the care of pediatric patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and receiving cellular therapies. His multidisciplinary research team concentrates on the development and application of new nanotechnology-inspired tools and methods to enable rapid, safe, cost-effective and efficient gene delivery and genome-editing for emerging gene and cellular immunotherapies targeting a variety of malignancies.

Highlighted Publications

Xu X, Hou S, Wattanatorn N, Wang F, Yang Q, Zhao C, Yu X, Tseng HR, Jonas SJ, Weiss PS. Precision-Guided Nanospears for Targeted and High-Throughput Intracellular Gene Delivery. ACS Nano. 2018 May 22;12(5):4503-4511. doi: 10.1021/acsnano.8b00763. Epub 2018 Mar 14.

Xu X, Yang Q, Wattanatorn N, Zhao C, Chiang N, Jonas SJ, Weiss PS. Multiple-Patterning Nanosphere Lithography for Fabricating Periodic Three-Dimensional Hierarchical Nanostructures. ACS Nano. 2017 Oct 24;11(10):10384-10391. doi: 10.1021/acsnano.7b05472. Epub 2017 Oct 2.

Mochizuki AY, Frost IM, Mastrodimos MB, Plant AS, Wang AC, Moore TB, Prins RM, Weiss PS, Jonas SJ. Precision Medicine in Pediatric Neurooncology: A Review. ACS Chem Neurosci. 2018 Jan 17;9(1):11-28. doi: 10.1021/acschemneuro.7b00388. Epub 2017 Dec 27. Review.

Hou X, Zhang YS, Trujillo-de Santiago G, Alvarez MM, Ribas J, Jonas SJ, Weiss PS, Andrews AM, Aizenberg J, Khademhosseini A. Interplay between materials and microfluidics. Nat Rev Mater 2017;2 (5) :17016.