Dr. Jon Dobson was recently inducted as a new Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). Dr. Dobson was presented his award during the induction ceremony held at the National Academy of Sciences building in Washington DC during AIMBE’s annual event in March.
Dobson was elected for outstanding contributions to the development of magnetic micro- and nanoparticle-based technologies in cell engineering, regenerative medicine and gene transfection. His research focuses on biomedical applications of magnetic nanoparticles. His group has developed novel technologies for (i) magnetic targeting and remote activation of cell signaling pathways for cell engineering and regenerative medicine; (ii) magnetic nanoparticle-based gene transfection; and (iii) magnetic targeting of modified cell carriers. He also leads a multi-national research program developing novel imaging and characterization techniques to quantify, characterize and map iron compounds related to neurodegenerative diseases.
This is a distinct honor that is awarded to the upper 2% of all bioengineers who have excelled in the biomedical and biological engineering fields.
Congratulations, Dr. Dobson!