2018 Biology-Chemistry Colloquium: Professor Scott Dixon
Biology-Chemistry Colloquium: Professor Scott Dixon
"Using Chemical Tools to Understand the Biology of Cell Death"
About the Speaker
Scott was born in Ottawa, Canada. He completed B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in the field of neuroscience in 2000 and 2002. He received his PhD in genetics from the University of Toronto in 2007. As a doctoral student with Peter Roy he studied cell migration guidance in C. elegans. As a postdoctoral fellow with Charlie Boone (2007-2008) at the University of Toronto, and then with Brent Stockwell at Columbia University (2008-2013), he worked in the areas of functional genomics and cancer chemical biology, respectively. At Stanford, Scott is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology, a Fellow of the ChEM-H (Chemistry Engineering & Medicine for Human Health) initiative and a faculty affiliate of the Cancer Biology Graduate Program. Since 2008 Scott’s research has focused on how chemical tools can be used to discover and characterize novel cell death programs in mammalian cells.