Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.

–Oscar Wilde


Dr. Christopher C. Dawson  received his Ph.D. in Physiology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he completed his 4 year NSF Pre-doctoral Fellowship in 1969.  He then joined the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) as a Post-doctoral Fellow and Instructor of Physiology at the Wisconsin Heart Association. In 1971, he became Assistant Professor of Physiology at MCW and Research Physiologist at the Zablocki VA Medical Center. In 1976 and 1983, he became Associate and then Full Professor of Physiology.  From 1996-2004, he served as Professor of Physiology and Medicine in Pulmonary and Critical Care at MCW and, since 1998, as Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Marquette University.  In 1999, he became Research Career Scientist at the Zablocki VA Medical Center, leading a multidisciplinary team of scientists and researchers (including Dr. Joe Majdalani, Dr. David H. Richardson, and Mr. Chong Zhou). Over the years, he has sustained and managed numerous grants and contracts and published hundreds of high quality papers. 

Dr. Dawson has received the Research Career Scientist Award, Department of Veterans Affairs, MCW (1999-2004), the Medical College of Wisconsin Distinguished Service Award (1998), and the NIH NHLBI Merit Award (1987-1997).  He is Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and has served for many years as Associate Editor of the American Journal of Physiology, Heart and Circulatory Physiology.