Ken Dawson-Scully, Ph.D., M.Sc. joined NSU as Senior Vice-President for Division of Research and Economic Development (DoR) and Associate Provost at NSU on September 1, 2021. He is also affiliated faculty in the NSU Department of Psychology and Neuroscience.
Previously, he served for three years as the head of institutional partnerships at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience with a joint appointment as associate vice president for STEM partnerships at Florida Atlantic University (FAU). Dawson-Scully has established translational research opportunities throughout his career, and he has produced several patents and spun-out two companies. He has served as the principal investigator for one of the first National Science Foundation (NSF) i-Corps grants in South Florida that helped accelerate more than 50 companies in the region. At FAU, Dawson-Scully was a tenured professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and fulfilled leadership positions as director of the Max Plank Honors Program; associate vice president for Strategic Initiatives; and associate director of the FAU Brain Institute. Dawson-Scully received his Bachelor of Science (with Honors) and master’s of science from Queen’s University, a doctoral degree from University of Toronto College of Medicine and completed a post-doctoral fellowship (heart and stroke) in the Department of Biology at the University of Toronto.
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