SIMECKA PROMOTED TO PROFESSOR AT UNT HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER

May 11, 2005

Jerry Simecka, PhD, was promoted from associate professor to full professor in the department of molecular biology and immunology at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth.

Dr. Simecka has been at the health science center for 10 years. He earned his bachelor of science degree in biology at the University of California-Irvine and his doctorate at the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

Also serving as chairman of the molecular biology and immunology department in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Dr. Simeckaâ??s research interests include immunology, vaccination and respiratory tract diseases.

Prior to his tenure at UNTHSC, Dr. Simecka was a research assistant professor in department of microbiology at University of Alabama in Birmingham.

Dr. Simecka is from southern California. He currently resides in Mansfield.

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Contact: Kay Colley 817-735-2553, cell 817-980-5090, e-mail kacolley@hsc.unt.edu.

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