Jon Dobson

Dobson,JonProfessor, Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME)
Professor, Department of Materials Science Engineering (MSE)
Ph.D., Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH-Zurich

Nanomaterials, Nanomedicine

Department of Biomedical Engineering | College of Engineering

Dr. Dobson received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from the University of Florida and his Ph.D. in Natural Sciences from The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH-Zurich). From 2000 until 2011, he worked at Keele University in the United Kingdom, becoming a full professor of biophysics and biomedical engineering in 2003. He returned to UF as faculty in 2011, and a year later was appointed as the founding director of its cross-departmental Institute for Cell Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (ICERM).

Dr. Dobson’s research focuses on biomedical applications of magnetic micro- and nanoparticles. His group has developed novel technologies for (i) magnetic targeting and remote activation of cell signaling pathways for cell engineering and stem cell therapy; (ii) magnetic nanoparticle-based gene transfection delivery; and (iii) magnetic targeting of modified cell carriers for cancer therapy and regenerative medicine. In addition, he has also led a multi-national research program developing novel imaging and characterization techniques to quantify, characterize and map iron compounds related to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

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