Kelley Moremen

Distinguished Research Professor 2014 Kelley Moremen, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, is one of the leading figures in the field of glycobiology research. Glycans are tiny chains of sugar molecules that cover the surface of every living cell in the human body—providing the necessary surface coating...

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Dorothy Figueira

Distinguished Research Professor 2014 Dorothy Figueira, professor of comparative literature, is one of the most prominent scholars in the field of Indian-Western literary and cultural relations, having made major contributions to discussions of the issues surrounding cultural studies, minority studies, multiculturalism and postcolonialism. Figueria has authored four...

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Lisa Donovan

Distinguished Research Professor 2014 Lisa Donovan, professor of plant biology, has a clear record of outstanding and creative research that harnesses a unique fusion of ecology and evolution with genomics. Much of her early work focused on the evolution of water use efficiency in desert plants. In...

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John Stickney

Distinguished Research Professor 2013   John Stickney, professor of chemistry, has received worldwide recognition for his contributions to the field of electrochemistry. He singlehandedly invented a method of producing extraordinarily thin semiconductors created one atomic layer at a time through a process he called electrochemical atomic layer epitaxy,...

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Ron Butchart

Distinguished Research Professor 2013 Ron Butchart, professor and head of elementary and social studies education, is recognized nationally and internationally for his body of work on freedmen’s teachers in the South after the Civil War and on the history of black education in the United States. His...

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Susan Fagan

Distinguished Research Professor 2013 Susan Fagan, Albert W. Jowdy Professor and associate department head of clinical and administrative pharmacy, is an outstanding leader in basic stroke research and an expert in stroke therapeutics. She was one of the investigators in a landmark clinical trial that led to...

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Christopher Whalen

Distinguished Research Professor 2012 Christopher Whalen, the Earnest Corn Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, is widely recognized as a leading expert on the epidemiology of tuberculosis and its interaction with HIV infection. For over 20 years, he has conducted his field research in Uganda, where both tuberculosis...

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Edward Halper

Distinguished Research Professor 2012 Edward Halper, professor of philosophy, has contributed significantly to ancient philosophy and to other areas of philosophy. He is highly regarded as a specialist in Aristotle, especially the Metaphysics. Although this Aristotelian work has been widely and intensely studied for more than two...

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Michael Terns

Distinguished Research Professor 2012 Michael Terns, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology and genetics, is a leading authority in the field of RNA biology. Among his many accomplishments, Terns’ work has revealed the pathways that regulate the activity of telomerase, an enzyme that is essential to the...

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Michael Arnold

Distinguished Research Professor 2012 Michael Arnold, professor of genetics, is one of the world’s best known experts on evolutionary genetics, particularly the study of natural hybridization. He has championed the view of hybridization as a critical evolutionary process in both plants and animals, and he has provided...

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