David C. Dawson Ph.D.

Professor & Chair, Oregon Health & Science University

David C. Dawson received the B.S. in Electrical Engineering and the Ph.D in Biology from the University of Pittsburgh, and completed postdoctoral research at Yale University. He has held faculty positions at the University of Iowa and the University of Michigan and is presently Professor Emeritus at Oregon Health & Science University where he was Professor and Chair of Physiology & Pharmacology for 15 years. His research has focused on the structure and function of CFTR, the chloride channel that is the product of the cystic fibrosis gene. His most recent contributions were the development of molecular models of the CFTR channel, investigation of the thermal stability of mutant channels and the influence of CFTR potentiators on the thermal stability of mutant channels.