Paul Robson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Director, Single Cell Biology


Areas of expertise include single cell transcriptomics, primate/human early embryonic development, maternal-fetal medicine, fetal programming, pluripotent cell biology, regulatory networks, tumor heterogeneity, circulating tumor cells.

We are a cellomics lab using advanced technologies to understand the cellular composition of tissues, their development, and progression to disease. We have a specialized research interest in human early embryonic development and how the biology at this stage may provide insight into and/or impact later in life biology (e.g., cancer, immunology) through the pleiotropic effect of genes undergoing natural selection at these early post-fertilization stages.

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Education and experience

Education:

  •  1998: PhD, Biochemistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • 1999: B.Sc. (Hons), Genetics & Molecular Biology, University of Guelph, ON, Canada

Postdoctoral Training

  • 1999-2002: Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of H. Scott Baldwin, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • 1999-2002: Visiting Scientist, Laboratory of Richard Schultz, Department of Biology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Research Fellowship

  • 2000-2002: American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship

Experience:

  • 2017-current: Associate Professor, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, Farmington, CT, USA.
  • 2014-current: Director, Single Cell Biology Laboratory, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, Farmington, CT, USA
  • 2011-2014: Senior Group Leader, Stem Cell & Regenerative Biology, Genome Institute of Singapore, A*Star, Singapore
  • 2007-2011: Group Leader, Stem Cell & Developmental Biology, Genome Institute of Singapore, Singapore.
  • 2002-2007: Senior Research Scientist, Stem Cell & Developmental Biology, Genome Institute of Singapore, Singapore.
  • 1989-1992: Research Technician, Division of Cardiovascular Research, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Honors, awards and accomplishments

  • Honorary Lifetime Member, Stem Cell Society Singapore
  • President's Science Award (Singapore) 2011
    • the highest honour bestowed on exceptional research scientists and engineers in Singapore. Awarded to Bing Lim, Paul Robson, Huck Hui Ng, Lawrence Stanton for “their team effort in ground breaking work in elucidating the regulatory fabrics of stem cells and their outstanding contribution in positioning Singapore at the cutting edge of biomedical research.”
  • American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship (2000-2002)
  • T-Holder Academic Excellence Award, University of Toronto