Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Jan. 21 DSS to Feature Dr. Mary Jane Thomassen

This week's Distinguished Scientist Seminar at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine will feature Dr. Mary Jane Thomassen, professor of medicine in the division of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine at East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C.

The lecture, titled "Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis: A Disease of Mice and Men," will take place Jan. 21, 2016, at 4 p.m. in the first floor auditorium of the Medical Sciences Building on USA’s main campus.

Dr. Thomassen earned her undergraduate degree in microbiology from the University of Maryland and her doctorate in microbiology from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Her interests include pulmonary defense mechanisms, macrophage activation, sarcoidosis and adult respiratory distress syndrome.

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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