Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Professor Jeffrey M. Davidson received his BS from Tufts, an MS and PhD from Stanford, and postdoctoral training at the University of Washington with the late Paul Bornstein. Prior to being recruited to the Department of Pathology, MIcrobiology and Immunology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (1986-) his previous professional positions were with Ronald G. Crystal as a Senior Staff Fellow at the NHLBI and an Assistant/Associate Professorship at the University of Utah, where he also received a Research Career Scientist appointment in the Department of Veterans Affairs (1981-2017). Dr Davidson held the prestigious Senior Research Career Scientist position from 1997 to 2017. Dr Davidson has published nearly 200 scientific articles (h-index:54) and more than 40 book chapters and reviews on connective tissue biochemistry and wound healing often with distinguished collaborators. His federally-funded research for the past 39 years has investigated the role of growth factors in age- and diabetes-related healing defects, gene therapy of wounds, biomaterial-tissue interactions, and signaling processes in wound repair. Dr Davidson has served on numerous public and private advisory panels, and throughout his career he has had an extensive series of scientific collaborations and consultancies with the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors. Dr Davidson was chair of the NIH Pathobiochemistry Study Section, and he has regularly served on NIH study sections. He is a past president of the Wound Healing Society and the American Society for Matrix Biology (ASMB). In the past, he has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, Wounds, Matrix Biology, and the International Wound Journal. Dr Davidson served as Editor in Chief of Wound Repair and Regeneration from 2015-20. He founded the Gordon Research Conference on Tissue Repair and Regeneration and co-founded the Innovations in Wound Healing meeting (Chair, 2015). He organized the Gordon Research Conference on Elastic Tissue, a Keystone Conference on wound healing, and the 2012 meeting of the ASMB. He currently a member of program committees for Innovations in Wound Healing and the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care. In 2020, Dr Davidson was awarded the title of Professor Emeritus.