Lynn Landmesser Named Distinguished Professor at Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland has announced the appointment of seven faculty members to the status of Distinguished Professor, the highest faculty rank at the university. The honor recognizes “full-time, tenured professors with exceptional records of teaching, scholarship, and service.”

Only one of the seven new Distinguished Professors is a woman. Lynn T. Landmesser was named the Arline J. and Curtis F. Garvin Professor at the School of Medicine. She has chaired the medical school’s department of neurosciences for more than 12 years.

After completing her doctoral work at UCLA, Dr. Landmesser did postdoctoral research at the University of Utah before accepting a faculty position in biology at Yale University. She has served as president of the Society for Developmental Biology and on the scientific review board of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. She has been inducted into the National Academy of Sciences, and American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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