FAU Lifelong Learning Society, Jupiter
Ken Dawson-Scully, Ph.D.
 Science Research

Ken Dawson-Scully, Ph.D., was born and educated in Canada where he received his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in 2003 and his M.S. from Queen’s University in 1998. His work has yielded over 16 peer-reviewed publications along with commercial funding for his research. He was awarded Assistant Professor of the Year in Research by the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science at FAU in 2012. Dr. Dawson-Scully’s translational research program currently trains five Ph.D. students, two M.S. students, and a number of undergraduates where they investigate ways to protect the brain from neurodegeneration as a result of acute and/or chronic cellular stress using the genetic model organism, the fruit fly D. melanogaster.