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UT Southwestern Medical Center

5323 Harry Hines Blvd.

Dallas, Texas 75390

United States

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UT Southwestern, one of the premier academic medical centers in the nation, integrates pioneering biomedical research with exceptional clinical care and education. The institution's faculty includes many distinguished members, including six who have been ... more

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Board Member
The Academy of Medicine Engineering & Science of Texas

Board Member

SRB Member
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Board of Trustees Member
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

Association of American Physicians

American Society for Clinical Investigation

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Optical Society of America

Center for Adaptive Optics

Scientific Advisory Board Member
Benitec Ltd.

Research Fellow
University of California, Southwestern

Scientific Advisory Board Member
Sirna Therapeutics , Inc.

Postdoctoral Fellow
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation


University of Washington

B.A. degree


UT Austin



Denison University


Cornell University Medical College


University of Wa

Masters degree



University of California , San Diego



University of North Carolina


Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester


University of Rochester



Rockefeller University


University of California at San Diego



University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

undergraduate degree



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David Russell

David W. Russell, Ph.D., Vice President Vice Provost and Dean of Basic Research
Dr. David W. Russell received a B.A. degree in biology from UT Austin in 1975 and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of North Carolina in 1980. He was a Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation postdoctoral fellow from 1980-1982 with Nobel Laureate Michael Smith (Chemistry, 1993) at the University of British Columbia. He joined the faculty at UT Southwestern in 1982, was promoted to professor in 1990, and received the McDermott Distinguished Chair of Molecular Genetics in 1992. Russell's research interests are in cholesterol metabolism, in particular the enzymatic pathways that dispose of cholesterol. His laboratory has isolated over a dozen genes that encode enzymes involved in cholesterol breakdown, and has identified the molecular bases of seven human genetic diseases characterized by abnormal lipid metabolism. Russell and Dr. Joseph Sambrook are the authors of the 3rd edition of the best-selling laboratory manual titled Molecular Cloning published by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press.
Russell is the recipient of a research career development award from the National Institutes of Health, the Katz Award from the American Heart Association, the Kilby Science Place award from Texas Instruments, the Oppenheimer Award from the U.S. Endocrine Society, the Windaus Prize from the Falck Foundation of Germany, the Avanti Award in Lipids from the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and the Barbara H. Bowman Distinguished Geneticist Award from the Texas Genetics Society. He was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences in 2006 and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in 2011.
Russell teaches introductory and advanced courses in biochemistry and molecular biology to medical and graduate students, and is a member of numerous administrative committees at the medical school. He has served on the editorial boards of Biochemistry, Annual Reviews of Biochemistry, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Trends in Biochemical Sciences and Molecular Endocrinology, and now serves on the editorial boards of Cell Metabolism, the Journal of Lipid Research and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A. He reviews research grant applications and programs for the US National Institutes of Health and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and is a consultant to law firms, the pharmaceutical industry, and biotechnology companies.
In December of 2010, Russell joined the UT Southwestern administration as Vice Provost and Dean of Basic Research. His responsibilities include strategic planning and development of research initiatives across campus, research faculty recruitment to departments and centers, and oversight of the basic science departments, graduate education, the Animal Resource Center, and core laboratory facilities.

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David Russell, PhD Vice Provost and Dean of Basic Research McDermott Distinguished Professor Department of Molecular Genetics University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

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David Russell, Ph.D. Vice Provost and Dean of Basic Research McDermott Distinguished Professor Department of Molecular Genetics University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

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Featured speaker David Williams, Director of the Center for Visual Science, William G. Allyn Professor of Medical Optics, and professor of Optics, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Ophthalmology, and Biomedical Engineering, described some recent work.

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To explain why 27HC is so abundant in tumors, the team then turned to prior research in cholesterol metabolism by Dr. David Russell, Vice Provost and Dean of Basic Research at UT Southwestern, who previously discovered an enzyme called CYP7B1, which metabolizes 27HC.

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