Tor Jensen has Bachelor degrees in Chemical Engineering and Chemistry from the University of Minnesota and received his PhD from the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Northwestern University in 2004.
At the University of Illinois, he has served as the inaugural Regenerative Biology and Tissue Engineering Theme Fellow in the Institute for Genomic Biology, developed collaborative projects with Carle Foundation Hospital and Research Park companies, and served as the Laboratory Manager and then Director of the Biomedical Research Center located in the Mills Breast Cancer Institute at Carle Foundation Hospital.
At the BRC he has been involved in start-up companies focused on clinical diagnostics in cancer and ophthalmology. His primary interests lie in translational research and pre-clinical development and assessment of technologies with a potential to positively impact patient care. 40% of his time is seconded to Carle Foundation Hospital to help support clinical research infrastructure.