Scott C. Dawson

Scott Dawson

Position Title

  • Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
237 Briggs Hall

Research Interests

Our lab studies cytoskeletal organelle function, and evolution in the widespread protistan parasite Giardia lamblia. We are also interested in how cytoskeletal variation, function, and evolution is achieved in diverse amoeboid protists.  With respect to parasitology, we also are interested in the metabolic interactions that occur between Giardia and the host gut microbiome.

Education and Degree(s)
  • 1989 B.S. in Biology, University of Michigan
  • 2000 Ph.D. in Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley