Lawrence B. Schook

University of Illinois, USA

Lawrence B. Schook holds the Gutgsell Endowed Chair and is Director of the Division of Biomedical Sciences. He is a Professor of animal sciences, pathobiology, nutritional sciences and pathology, and surgical oncology at the College of Medicine. He was formerly the Theme Leader for regenerative biology and tissue engineering at the Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ill, USA. He attended Albion College, Mich, USA and received his Ph.D. degree from Wayne State School of Medicine, Mich, USA. After postdoctoral training at the Institute for Clinical Immunology in Switzerland and the University of Michigan, he has held faculty positions at the Medical College of Virginia, Va, USA and the University of Minnesota, Minn, USA. He is a recipient of NIH, Swiss National Fund and Pardee Fellowships, was named a UIUC University Scholar, received the Funk Award for Meritorious Achievements in Agriculture, the H. H. Mitchell Award for Graduate Teaching and Research, and the Pfizer Animal Health Research Award, and is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has also been appointed a Fellow at the National Center for Supercomputer Applications, National Center for Supercomputer Applications and the Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ill, USA and has an Affiliate Faculty appointment at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ill, USA. Schook has served as an advisor to corporations, universities, nongovernmental and government agencies with respect to genomics and animal biotechnology. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Illinois Biotechnology Organization and the Agricultural Biotechnology International Conference Foundation and was formerly on the governing board on Food and Agriculture at BIO. Professor Schook has also served in several key leadership roles at the USDA and NRC in animal genomics, and Chairs the Executive Steering Committee of the Alliance for Animal Genome Research and is Project Director for the International Swine Genome Sequencing Consortium.

Biography Updated on 26 April 2009

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