June 27th, 2014
Dr. Fred Perrino Named New MCB Track Director
It is my pleasure to announce that Dr. Fred Perrino has been elected to the position of Track Director for the Molecular and Cellular Biosciences Graduate Program. He has accepted, and will transition to the directorship in the coming days.
Dr. Perrino is a professor with tenure in the Department of Biochemistry. Fred has a history of dedicated service to graduate education, having served on Graduate Council and on numerous graduate student committees. He has been a consistent and valued contributor to graduate teaching and postdoctoral mentoring. Among other projects, his lab has been focused on how TREX1 enzyme dysfunction leads to the development of Lupus and related autoimmune disorders.
I know you’ll join me in congratulating Fred and in offering your support as he assumes this new leadership role.
I hope you will also take the opportunity congratulate Dr. Martha Alexander-Miller as she transitions to interim chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. It has been my honor to serve with Martha and to benefit from her experience and knowledge, and to witness first hand her commitment and caring for the students in the MCB program.
I feel that the MCB program will continue to be in excellent hands.
Dwayne Godwin, PhD
Professor and Dean
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Biomedical Graduate Programs