Assistant Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology


Dr. Dawson joined the Brown faculty as MPPB Assistant Professor in July 2016. Before coming to Brown, Dr. Dawson was an Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Dawson has an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from Louisiana Tech University, graduate degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, and postdoctoral training in Tumor Biology from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Dawson's research combines expertise in cell biophysics and cancer biology for quantitative analysis of the molecular and mechanical profiles of cells in tumor and tissue microenvironments. Research goals include: (1) developing novel therapies for metastatic cancer, (2) improving stem cell homing to tissues, and (3) using mechanics to guide in the development of tissue substitutes.

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