My academic career has been focused on the cell and molecular biology of the exocrine pancreas in efforts to discover new cellular and physiological processes, to elucidate the pathogenesis of pancreatic disease and to understand the molecular basis of human nutrition.
Harvard University and Medical School , Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, 11/88 to 6/95
- Director, Laboratory of Cell and Molecular Biology, Charles A. Dana Research Institute, Thorndike Laboratory and Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 10/88 to 11/94.
- Member, Faculty of Cell & Developmental Biology Program, Harvard Medical School, 2/90 to 6/95
- Member, M.D./Ph.D. Admissions Committee, Harvard Medical School, 2/90 to 6/95.
- Member, Admissions Committee, Harvard Medical School, 9/91 - 9/92
- Setup the first transgenic mice facility at Harvard Medical school. Recruited Dr. Joel Lavitts as the first director of the facility.
- Setup the first Proteomics Facility, employing Two-Dimensional Gel Electrophoresis and Scanning, at the Beth Israel Hospital.
Rockefeller University , Assistant Professor, 7/74 to 12/90
- Director, Laboratory of Cell & Molecular Biology, 7/82 to 12/90
- Director, Laboratory of Cell Biology, 7/74 to 6/82.
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CLINICAL & BASIC RESEARCH TRAINING, 7/66 TO 6/74
- Yale University School of Medicine, Professor Track, Division of Cell Biology, (Sponsor, Dr. George Palade, Nobel Laureate) 1/73 to 6/74
- Rockefeller University, NYC, Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Cell Biology, (Sponsor, Dr. George Palade) 11/70 to 12/72.
- National Institutes of Health (Public Health Service) - Research Associate, NIAMD, 7/66 to 6/68 (Sponsors, Drs. Leonard Laster and Frank Eisenberg)
ADMINISTRATIVE TRAINING AND MILITARY SERVICE
- Director of Extramural Programs in Gastroenterology (7/66 to 6/68), National Institute of Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases, National Institutes of Health (Public Health Service).
- Supervised an office of four associates in the extramural administration of research grants totaling $17 M per year.
- Initiated, implemented and published the only retrospective analysis of academic training programs sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.
PRESIDENT CHARLES WILLIAM ELIOT, PRESIDENT, HARVARD COLLEGE - INAUGURAL ADDRESS ON OCTOBER 19, 1869
"Harvard College is sometimes reproached with being aristocratic. If by aristocracy be meant a stupid and pretentious caste, founded on wealth and birth and an affectation of European manners, no charge could be more preposterous: The College is intensely American in affection, and intensely democratic in temper. But there is an aristocracy to which the sons of Harvard have belonged, and let us hope, will ever aspire to belong, the aristocracy which excels in manly sports, carries off the honors and prizes of the learned professions and bears itself with distinctions in all fields of intellectual labor."