Alison Dewald

Assistant Professor at Salisbury University

PhD: Chemistry, University of Virginia (2012)
BS: Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University (2001)
M. Ed: Temple University, Educational Psychology (2006)
Alison conducted undergraduate research in the Guiltinan lab at the Penn State Biotechnology Institute, then taught chemistry and biology in Hershey, PA.

Alison’s research uses liposome (lipid vesicle) systems to investigate membrane proteins involved in bacterial pathogen – host interactions. Ultimately, her research aims to utilize the cellular hijacking mechanisms invented by pathogens (e.g. inducing phagocytosis, controlling cellular trafficking, and causing cell death) in the design of protein-decorated liposomes with novel characteristics desirable for drug delivery.