Jon Dobson has been named AAAS Fellow

Jon Dobson, a professor at the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Dobson will be recognized during a ceremony for new Fellows Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, during the 2016 AAAS annual meeting in Washington, D.C. The 347 new Fellows from around the globe will be recognized for advancing science or its applications.

He was honored by AAAS for “outstanding contributions to the development of magnetic micro - and nanoparticle-based technologies in cell engineering, regenerative medicine and gene transfection.” Dobson 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.

“The AAAS’s recognition of Dr. Dobson’s research is extremely well deserved,” said Christine E. Schmidt, Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at UF. “His creativity and energy that he brings to his research and teaching makes an enormous contribution to our growing program in biomedical engineering.”

AAAS, founded in 1848 as a nonprofit association, is the world’s largest scientific society and publisher of the prestigious journal Science as well as Science Translational Medicine and Science Signaling.

Members of AAAS can be considered for recognition as Fellows if they’re nominated by the steering group of an association scientific section, by three Fellows or by the association’s chief executive officer.

Congratulations, Dr. Dobson!