Dorothy Jones-Davis

2012-2014 Health, Education & Human Services fellow assigned to NSF Division of Engineering Education & Centers

Dorothy is a neuroscientist with a background in the physiology of epilepsy. While at the University of Michigan, Dorothy studied the mechanism of benzodiazepine pharmacoresistance in status epilepticus. After receiving her Ph.D., Dorothy became an IRACDA Teaching and Research Fellow at UCSF, where she researched the genetic and physiological basis of autism and epilepsy, and lectured at San Francisco State University. She has involved herself on a number of University committees relating to diversity, access, and equity, most recently on a campus workgroup developing a UC system-wide survey to assess campus climate and inclusion. Dorothy is interested in developing strategies to increase and diversify the STEM workforce, particularly in the engineering and technology fields.