PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 1991
BS, Pennsylvania State University, 1981

Dr. Hawdon has extensive training in hookworm biology and molecular biology, and has done pioneering research in these areas. He has spent his 24-year academic career studying hookworms, and his laboratory group is the first to study mechanistic aspects of signaling during hookworm infection. Dr. Hawdon earned his B.S. in Animal Science at Pennsylvania State University, and his PhD in Parasitology from University of Pennsylvania. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship at the MacArthur Center for Molecular Parasitology at Yale University School of Medicine. Before joining GW in 2000, Dr. Hawdon was an Associate Research Scientist in the Medical Helminthology Laboratory in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at Yale University School of Medicine. He is a member of the American Society of Parasitologists, the Helminthological Society of Washington, and the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists.