Affilation: Mater Research Institute University of Queensland, Australia
Journal Associated: Archives of Pathology and Clinical Research
Associate Professor Paul Dawson is Program Leader of Neurosciences and Cognitive Health, and Team Leader of the Developmental Disorders Group at the Mater Research Institute, University of Queensland. He obtained his PhD in the Department of Medicine at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, and undertook further training at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, USA. He has extensive experience with the conduct of clinical genetic screening and basic biomedical and laboratory animal research. He has over 20 years of skills in molecular biology and genetics as an established biomedical research scientist (more than 70 publications), with a strong interest in the developmental origins of neurodisability. His group at Mater Research is investigating the genetics of intellectual disability in humans and animal models. His NHMRC-funded clinical studies focus on therapeutic approaches for improved neurodevelopmental outcomes in preterm infants. Paul is also an investigator within the Autism Cooperative Research Centre. He contributes to mentoring and teaching of early career researchers and students as the Mater Research Head of Education and as an Associate Professor at the University of Queensland. He is a strong advocate for health and medical research, holding executive positions including the 2012 President of the Australian Society for Medical Research.
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