Dillon P. Cogan, PhD, has joined USC Mann as assistant professor of pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences.
His research explores how multienzyme complexes biosynthesize small molecules, and he also examines the molecular mechanisms of bacterial signal transduction. As a National Institutes of Health (NIH) postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University, Cogan devised antibody-based imaging probes for cardiac surgeries.
While earning his bachelor’s in chemistry at Michigan State University, Cogan developed proteasome inhibitors for treating multiple myeloma. He received his PhD in biochemistry from the University of Illinois.