- About BME
- Combined Degrees
- Student Resources
- Institutes and Centers
- Contact Us
- BME Intranet
Jon P. Dobson, Ph.D.
Jon P. Dobson, Ph.D.
Professor & Director, ICERM
Magnetic micro- and nanoparticle-based biomedical applications.
BMS J389, PO Box 116131, Gainesville, FL 32611
(352) 294-5344 or (352) 846-3373
B.Sc., 1982 University of Florida
M.Sc., 1986 University of Florida
Ph.D., 1991 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH-Zurich
The main focus of Professor Dobson's research falls into four broad categories (i) nanomagnetic actuation for mechanical conditioning and control of cellular functions for regenerative medicine and stem cell research, (ii) enhanced in vitro and in vivo gene delivery and expression, (iii) magnetic nanoparticle-loaded cellular carriers for tumor targeting and tissue repair and (iv) magnetic nanoparticle synthesis and characterization. The underlying theme of all this work is the novel use of magnetic nanoparticles to develop technologies for bionanotechnology and nanomedicine applications in fields as diverse as gene therapy, stem cell therapy, tumour targeting and regenerative medicine. In addition, Professor Dobson also co-ordinates a large, multi-national research programme developing imaging and characterization techniques for iron compounds in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, to inform the development of MRI-based early diagnostic techniques and to guide the development of new therapies.
Publications (recent selections)
Antharam, V, JF Collingwood, JP Bullivant, M Davidson, S Chandra, A Mikhaylova, M Finnegan, C Batich, J Forder, J Dobson (2012) Relaxation properties of human hippocampus in Alzheimer’s Disease using high field MRI microscopy. Neuroimage 59: 12498-1260.
Kanczler, JM, HS Sura, J Magnay, K Attridge, D Green, ROC Oreffo, J Dobson, AJ El Haj (2010) Controlled Differentiation of Human Bone Marrow Stromal Cells Using Magnetic Nanoparticle Technology. Tissue Engineering 16: 3241-3250.
Pankhurst, QA, NKT Thanh, SK Jones, J Dobson (2009) Progress in applications of magnetic nanoparticles in biomedicine. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 42: 224001 (15pp).
Dobson, J (2008) Nanomagnetic actuation: remote control of cells. Nature Nanotechnology 3: 139-143.
Dobson, J (2006) Magnetic nanoparticle-based, non-viral gene delivery. Gene Therapy 13: 283-287.
Dobson, J, SH Cartmell, A Keramane, AJ El Haj (2006) A magnetic force mechanical conditioning bioreactor for tissue engineering, stem cell conditioning and dynamic in vitro screening. IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience 5: 173-177.
Collingwood, JF, A Mikhailova, M Davidson, C Batich, WJ Streit, J Terry, J Dobson (2005) In-situ characterization and mapping of iron compounds in Alzheimer’s tissue. Journal of Alzhiemer’s Disease 7: 267-272.
Pankhurst, QA, J Connoly, SK Jones, J Dobson (2003) The underlying physics of biomedical applications of magnetic nanoparticles. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 36: 167-181.