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Jon P. Dobson, Ph.D.

AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2015
For outstanding contributions to the development of magnetic micro- and nanoparticle-based technologies in cell engineering, regenerative medicine and gene transfection

DOD Funds New Tissue Biofabrication Manufacturing Institute

Via U. Florida | March 6, 2017

The Department of Defense (DoD) announces an award of nearly 300 million in a new public-private Manufacturing USA Institute to Advance Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI) from leading manufacturers, universities, non-profit organizations and the federal government to develop scalable manufacturing processes for engineering tissues and organs.

The UF Southeast node is led by Dr. Greg Sawyer, a mechanical and aerospace engineering professor in UF’s Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering. Dr. Jon Dobson, professor in the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering, is the lead investigator for the “Tissue and Organ Development & Life Support Program,” and an investigator for the “3D Biosystems for Drug Screening Program,” which also includes professors Peter McFetridge, Kyle Allen, and Blanka Sharma, from UF BME.

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Dobson Receives International Journal of Nanomedicine Distinguished Scientist Award

Via U. Florida | February 1, 2017

Dr. Jon Dobson, UF BME professor, has been selected for the International Journal of Nanomedicine Distinguished Scientist Award. The Distinguished Scientist Award recognizes an established scientist who has made significant contribution to the field of nanomedicine. Dobson will receive this award at the Society for Biomaterials Annual Meeting in Minneapolis on April 6, 2017.The International Journal of Medicine is a peer-reviewed publication focusing on the application of nanotechnology in diagnostics, therapeutics, and drug delivery systems throughout the biomedical field. Reflecting the growing activity in this emerging specialty, the aim of this journal is to highlight research and development leading to potential clinical applications in the prevention and treatment of disease.

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Dobson’s paper highlighted in Transactions on Biomedical Engineering

Via U. Florida | February 19, 2016

Two professors in the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Engineering’s work has been highlighted in Transactions on Biomedical Engineering (TBME). The goal of TBME is to publish original contributions in any area of biomedical engineering that report novel engineering methods with demonstrated biomedical significance.

Congratulations to Jon Dobson, professor of biomedical engineering and Kyle Allen, assistant professor in biomedical engineering, for their recent featured article in TBME. The paper “Investigation of the capture of magnetic particles from high-viscosity fluids using permanent magnets” was co-written with Dr. David P. Arnold, professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Florida. The goal of this research is to investigate the practicality of using a small, permanent magnet to capture magnetic particles out of high-viscosity biological fluids, such as synovial fluid. In the long term, this research aims to facilitate optimization of the collection of magnetic particle-biomarker conjugates from high-viscosity biological fluids without the need to remove the fluid from a patient.

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Jon Dobson has been Named AAAS Fellow

Via U. Florida | November 25, 2015

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.

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Jon P. Dobson, Ph.D. To be Inducted into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite

Via AIMBE | March 5, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the pending induction of Jon P. Dobson, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Institute for Cell Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (ICERM), Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, to its College of Fellows. Dr. Dobson was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows For outstanding contributions to the development of magnetic micro- and nanoparticle-based technologies in cell engineering, regenerative medicine and gene transfection.

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Dr. Dobson Elected as Fellow AIMBE

Via U. of Florida | January 22, 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Jon Dobson who was just elected as a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). 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.

AIMBE is the authoritative voice and advocate for the value of medical and biological engineering to society. New AIMBE Fellows are elected by about 1,200 AIMBE Fellows; the elected Fellows have to be voted in by at least 75% of the voting members. The new Fellows’ induction to AIMBE will take place in the National Academy of Sciences building in Washington DC on March 16, 2015, during AIMBE’s annual event.  

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