Friedlander, Han, Havran Receive Tenure
Three senior faculty promotions were announced at a recent meeting of
the Board of Trustees. The faculty were:
- Martin Friedlander, who was promoted to associate professor
with tenure in the Department of Cell Biology. Friedlander (A.B., Bowdoin
College; Ph.D., The University of Chicago; M.D., S.U.N.Y.-Downstate
Medical Center) has been a member of TSRI since 1993. His laboratory
is interested in understanding the underlying mechanisms of angiogenesis
(the proliferation of new blood vessels) in the eye and the abnormalities
in this process that lead to retinal vascular disease, a leading cause
- Jiahuai Han, who was promoted to associate professor with
tenure in the Department of Immunology. Han (B.S., M.S., Beijing University;
Ph.D., University of Brussels, Belgium) joined TSRI in 1992. His research
focuses on the p38 MAP kinase signal transduction pathway, which plays
an important role in inflammation, cardiovascular dysfunction, and renal
- Wendy Havran, who was promoted to associate professor with
tenure in the Department of Immunology. Havran ( B.S., Duke University;
Ph.D., University of Chicago) joined TSRI in 1991. Her laboratory studies
a unique subset of T lymphocytes, called "gamma-delta" T cells. These
reside in epithelial tissues, which cover most of the internal and external
surfaces of the body, and express a tissue-specific, invariant antigen
receptor. Gamma-delta T cells are involved in tissue repair as well
as epithelial inflammatory diseases, such as asthma and ulcerative colitis.
In additional faculty business at the Board meeting, the trustees passed
a resolution congratulating Kurt Wüthrich, Cecil H. and Ida
M. Green Visiting Professor of Structural Biology at TSRI and member of
TSRI's Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology, for winning the 2002 Nobel
Prize in Chemistry. The resolution notes, "Dr. Wüthrich's contributions
to the increase of scientific knowledge and to the benefit of humankind
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Martin Friedlander, associate professor with tenure.
Jiahuai Han, associate professor with tenure.
Wendy Havran, associate professor with tenure.