Three Women Named to Endowed Chairs at the Stanford University School of Medicine

StanfordMedLogoThe Stanford University School of Medicine in California has announced the appointment of six faculty members to endowed chairs. Three of the appointments to endowed chairs went to women.

boxerLinda Boxer was appointed the Stanley McCormick Memorial Professor. Her research focuses on the molecular mechanisms of oncogene deregulation. Dr. Boxer is a professor of medicine, chief of hematology, and vice dean of the School of Medicine. Professor Boxer earned a medical degree and a Ph.D. in biophysics at Stanford University.

brunetAnne Brunet was named the Michele and Timothy Barakett Endowed Professor at the medical school. She is a professor of genetics. Dr. Brunet’s research concentrates on the genetic mechanisms of aging and longevity. Professor Brunet is a graduate of Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris, where she majored in molecular biology. She holds a Ph.D. in cell biology from the University of Nice in France and did postdoctoral research at Harvard Medical School.

herzenbergLeonore A. Herzenberg was named the Department of Genetics Flow Cytometry Professor at the School of Medicine. Her research focuses on gene regulation in the immune system. Professor Herzenberg came to Stanford in 1959 as a research assistant. Thirty years later in 1989 she was named a professor of genetics. Professor Herzenberg holds a doctorate of science in immunology from the Sorbonne in Paris.

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