Jon P. Dobson, Ph.D.

Jon Dobson
Jon P. Dobson, Ph.D.
Professor
Primary Faculty
Topics: 
Magnetic micro- and nanoparticle-based biomedical applications
Address: 
1275 Center Drive, Biomedical Sciences Building J393, Gainesville, FL 32611
Office Phone: 
(352) 294-5344 or (352) 846-3373
Office Fax: 
(352) 273-9221
Education: 
B.Sc., University of Florida, 1982
M.Sc., University of Florida, 1986
Ph.D., Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH-Zurich, 1991

Research Summary:

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.

Honors and Awards:

  • Royal Society of London - Wolfson Research Merit Fellow, 2004
  • Fellow of The Society of Biology (UK), 2012
  • Fellow of The Royal Society of Medicine (UK), 2007
  • Fellow of The Institute of Nanotechnology (UK), 2007
  • The Wellcome Trust - Sir Henry Wellcome Showcase Award (UK), 2002
  • Césare Milstein Award, UK Medical Research Council, 2008
  • Lord Stafford Award (UK), 2006 & 2008
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience, 2004-Present
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 2013-Present
  • Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, 2015

Selected Publications:

Google Scholar Citations Link

Lim, J, MA Clements, J Dobson (2012) Delivery of short interfering ribonucleic acid-complexed magnetic nanoparticles in an oscillating field occurs via caveolae-mediated endocytosis. PLoS ONE  7(12): e51350

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.