University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 2010
Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 2008
M.Eng., Pharmaceutical Engineering
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 2006
M.S., Biomedical Engineering
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 2004
B.S., Materials Science and Engineering
Postdoctoral Research Associate, School of Public Health 2010 – Present
Research Assistant, Biomedical Engineering Department 2005 – 2010
MENTORSHIP AND OUTREACH ACTIVITIES
Program Coordinator, Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) 2011
Academic Facilitator and Instructor, Multicultural Engineering Programs Office (MEPO) 2010
Academic Mentor, Multicultural Engineering Programs Office (MEPO) 2007 – 2009
Graduate Student Assistant, Office of Engineering Outreach and Engagement (OE)2 2007 – 2009
Research Mentor, Biomedical Engineering 2007 – 2009
HONORS AND AWARDS
Ford Foundation Diversity Fellow, National Research Council 2006 – 2009
University of Michigan Cellular Biotechnology Training Program Fellow 2006 – 2009
(Declined stipend award)
University of Michigan College of Engineering Distinguished Leader Award 2007
University of Michigan College of Engineering Elaine Harden Award 2007
(Student Organization Award for Leadership and Service)
Biotechnology Institute - Minority and Indigenous Program Fellow 2005; 2007
Tau Beta Pi Inductee 2003
Dixon, A. and Takayama, S., Guided corona generates wettability patterns that selectively direct cell
attachment inside closed microchannels. Biomedical Microdevices, 12 (5). pp. 769-775, 2010.
Andrews, J., Cramer, C., Dixon, A., Oguntebi, J. and Bell, A. “A Community Partnership Guide to
Lifelong Learning: The University of Michigan College of Engineering K-12 Partnership Guidebook.”
Retrieved from http://k12partnershipguide.blogspot.com, 2008.
Dixon, A., Philbert, M.A. and Takayama, S., Induced Elongation of Astroglia Along Compression-
Generated Linear Nanometer Grooves, in preparation.
Mehta, G.*, Dixon, A. *, Xiao, J., Kiel, M. J., Futai, N., Morrison, S. J., Linderman, J. J. and
Takayama, S., Effect of Media Recirculation and Refresh Rates on Microfluidic Perfusion Culture of
Murine Hematopoeitic Stem Cells Towards Improving In Vitro Self Renewal, in preparation
(*indicates equal contribution).
CONFERENCE POSTER PRESENTATIONS
Dixon, A. and Takayama, S. “Guided Corona Generates Wettability Patterns That Selectively Direct
Cell Attachment Inside Closed Microchannels,” 1st Annual Michigan Institute for Plasma Science and
Engineering (MIPSE) Graduate Student Symposium, September 29, 2010, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Best Poster Presentation Award
Dixon, A., Amidon, G. and Takayama, S. "Microfluidic Intestinal Motility Platform to Characterize
Drug Absorption In–vitro," New York Biotechnology Association (NYBA) 18th Annual Meeting, April
20, 2009, New York, New York.
Dixon, A., Ramamurthy, P., Barald, K. and Takayama, S., "Alignment and Guided Neuron
Differentiation of Mouse Embryonic Stem (mES) Cells within Nanometer Sized Cracks," University of
Michigan College of Engineering Graduate Research Symposium, November 13, 2008, Ann Arbor,
Dixon, A. and Takayama, S., "In–vitro Microfluidic Model of Pulsatile Delivery of Insulin to C2C12
Skeletal Muscle Cells and the Consequent Effects on Insulin Resistance," Gordon Research
Conference, Physics & Chemistry Of Microfluidics, July 15, 2007, Waterville Valley, New Hampshire.
Johnson, A., McMullen, K., Dixon, A. and Oguntebi, J., “The MUSES Method for the Recruitment and
Retention of Minority Women in STEM Fields Attending Tier One Universities,” American Society for
Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, June 24, 2007, Honolulu, Hawaii.