December 23, 2004

Jamboor K. Vishwanatha, PhD, replaced Victoria Rudick, PhD, as associate dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth. Dr. Rudick retired in August.

â??Dr. Vishwanatha has all of the qualities we were looking for,â? said Thomas Yorio, PhD, GSBS dean. â??He has experience coordinating an integrated core curriculum as well as a strong research program.â?

Dr. Vishwanatha will also serve as a professor of molecular biology and immunology. His nationally-recognized research efforts include studies on prostate cancer and breast cancer. Dr. Vishwanatha also brings with him doctoral student Jie Liu and postdoctoral fellow Susobhan Das, PhD.

â??UNT Health Science Center is well-suited for my interest in graduate and postdoctoral education,â? Dr. Vishwanatha said. â??It has a long-standing history of outreach and inclusion of minorities in graduate research. There is tremendous potential here. I am excited to become a part of it.â?

Dr. Vishwanatha was formerly assistant dean of graduate studies at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He has extensive experience with outreach programs and postdoctoral education. Dr. Vishwanatha earned his doctorate degree in biology at the University of South Carolina and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology in Massachusetts. He earned both his masterâ??s of science degree in genetics and his bachelorâ??s of science degree in genetics from the University of Agricultural Sciences in Bangalore, India.

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