Lawson Laboratory In the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Mark A. Lawson, Ph.D.

Director of Student Programs, Center for Investigations of Health and Educational Disparities
Co-Director, The Endocrine Society Minority Access Program
Chair, UC San Diego Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee


Ph.D., Biological Sciences University of California, Irvine 1991
B.S., Microbiology San Diego State University 1986


Asst. Professor-Professor University of California, San Diego 2000-Present
Research Scientist Ligand Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 1998-2000
Asst. Research Scientist UCSD Dept. of Reproductive Medicine 1996-1998
Postdoctoral Fellow UCSD Dept. of Reproductive Medicine 1992-1996
Postdoctoral Fellow The Salk Institute for Biological Studies 1991


BIOM 285 Statistical Inference  
SOMC 220 Foundations of Human Biology  


UCSD Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action and Diversity Award 2006
University of California Presidents Postdoctoral Fellowship 1992-1994
Ford Foundation/NAS Postdoctoral Fellowship 1992
The Salk Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship for Distinguished Minority Researchers 1991

University Service (Selected)

University of California President's Fellowship Program -Reviewer 2002-Present
Medical Scientist Training Program Admissions Committee 2002-2005, 2011
Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program Endocrinology Focus Group Leader 2004-2011
Initiative to Maximize Student Diversity Admission Committee-Chair 2008-Present
Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program Endocrinology Focus Group Leader 2004-2011
University of California, Irvine, Undergraduate Mentor Program 2010-Present
San Diego State University Aztec mentorship Program 2012-Present

National Service (Selected)

Foundation Service

US-Israel Binational Foundation-Grant Reviewer 2005-Present
Ford Foundation/National Academy of Sciences-Regional Liaison 2005-Present
German Israeli Foundation-Grant Reviewer 2006-Present
Ford Foundation Senior Fellows Conference-Organizing Committee 2012

Professional Society Service

Minority Affairs Committee-The Endocrine Society 2002-2007
Development Committee-The Endocrine Society 2007-2009
Training and Career Development Core Committee-The Endocrine Society 2009-2013
Future Leaders Advancing Research in Endocrinology Steering Committee-The Endocrine Society 2012-Present
Local Organizing Committee-Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and native Americans in Science 2013-2014

Government Service

NIH/NIDDK Network of Minority Research Investigators 2000-Present
NIH/NIDDK Network of Minority Research Investigators-Regional Workshop Co-Chair 2010
NIH/NIDDK Network of Minority Research Investigators-Organizing Committee 2014
NIH/NIDDK-B1Review Panel 2010
NIH/NIGMS MPRC-A Review Panel 2011
NIH/CSR-ICER Review Panel 2010-11, 2013-17

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