Thursday, March 12, 2015

March 19 DSS to Feature Dr. Michael Kotlikoff

Next week's Distinguished Scientist Seminar at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine will feature Dr. Michael Kotlikoff, Austin O. Hooey Dean of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University.

The lecture will take place March 19, 2015, at 4 p.m. in the first floor auditorium of the Medical Sciences Building on USA’s main campus.

Dr. Kotlikoff's laboratory uses mouse genetics, molecular biology, and molecular imaging to advance the understanding of cardiovascular disease. His lab works primarily on heart repair and vasculogenesis, using gene and cell based therapies and investigating the role and capacity of endogenous cardiac precursors. 

Dr. Kotlikoff received his V.M.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1981 and Ph.D. in physiology from the University of California, Davis, in 1984. Before becoming dean, he served as chair of biomedical sciences from 2000 to 2007. Prior to Cornell, he was a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania for 15 years, chairing the department of animal biology from 1995 to 2000.

Click here to learn more about Dr. Kotlikoff.

The lecture series is comprised of distinguished scientists from other academic institutions who are invited by the USA College of Medicine basic science departments to present a seminar showcasing their latest research findings. Faculty, staff and students are strongly encouraged to attend.

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