W. Gray (Jay) Jerome, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, has been named Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) for the Program in Cellular and Molecular Pathology. Dr. Jerome will assume his new responsibilities immediately. He will succeed Dr. Sarki Abdulkadir who is stepping down from his DGS responsibilities as he prepares to leave Vanderbilt.
Jay Jerome is deeply committed to graduate education and has compiled an outstanding record as an educator of graduate students at Vanderbilt since joining our faculty in 2001. He was honored by the Cellular and Molecular Pathology Graduate Students with the Award for Teaching and/or Mentoring in 2011.
Dr. Jerome's research addresses cholesterol, lipoproteins, lysosomes and atherosclerosis with a focus on macrophages in the vessel wall. His work makes extensive use of ultrastructural approaches. Dr. Jerome is also the Scientific Director of the Research Electron Microscopy Core of the Cell Imaging Shared Resource.
Join me in congratulating and thanking Jay for taking on this important responsibility.