James A. Rillema

Wayne State University, USA

James A. Rillema was born in Jenison, USA. He received the B.A. degree in chemistry from Calvin College and the M.S and Ph.D. degrees in physiology from Michigan State University. His postdoctoral training was at the Department of Endocrinology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia (1968-1970). He accepted an Assistant Professor position at Wayne State University (WSU) in 1970. From 1980 to 1981, he was granted a sabbatical to The Antoni van Leeuwenhoekhuis Netherlands Cancer Institute (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), where he served as a Fogarty Senior International Fellow sponsored by Dr. Petter Emmelot. Presently, he works as a Professor of physiology at WSU. He is a former career development awardee of the American Cancer Society. In 1993, he received the Board of Governors Distinguished Faculty Award from the WSU. His research interests focus on the signal transduction mechanisms for hormones in normal and neoplastic mammary cells. His recent work concerns the molecular actions of prolactin and other hormones on lactogenic and mitogenic processes. He currently serves as the Graduate Officer at the Physiology Department. He serves as a Grant Reviewer for the National Institute of Health, National Science Foundation, and the March of Dimes. He serves on the membership committee for Society of Experimental Biology and Medicine.

Biography Updated on 23 January 2011

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