August 26, 2010

A Message from the Vice Chancellor: Search Committee Formed for Chair of Cell and Developmental Biology

Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that a search committee has been formed to name a permanent chair for Cell and Developmental Biology. Roger Cone, Ph.D., has agreed to serve as chair of the committee, which will conduct a national search. The next chair will have an outstanding opportunity to build upon the department’s track record of success in research and graduate education.

As most of you know, Susan Wente, Ph.D., left the role as department chair earlier this year when she took on greater responsibilities as associate vice chancellor for Research and senior associate dean for Biomedical Sciences. William Tansey, Ph.D., professor of Cell and Developmental Biology and Ingram Professor of Cancer Research, is serving as interim chair.

Dr. Wente and I have great confidence in the guidance of our distinguished faculty chosen to conduct this search.

Search committee members include:
Roger Cone, Ph.D. — Molecular Physiology and Biophysics (chair)
David Cortez, Ph.D. — Biochemistry
Ron Emeson, Ph.D. — Pharmacology
Jonathan Gitlin, M.D. — Pediatrics
Todd Graham, Ph.D. — Biological Sciences
Heidi Hamm, Ph.D. — Pharmacology
Stephan Heckers, M.D. — Psychiatry
George Hill , Ph.D. — Microbiology and Immunology
Richard Peek. M.D. — Medicine
Ann Richmond, Ph.D. — Cancer Biology


Sincerely,
Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs
Dean, School of Medicine