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Mr. David W. Russell

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Vice President, Vice Provost and ...

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  • M.D. Ph.D.
  • Ph.D.
    Rockefeller University
  • B.S. degree
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • M.D.
    Cornell University
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Kenneth E. Arnold, P.E. | Bettie ..., 20 Sept 2015 [cached]
Kenneth E. Arnold, P.E. | Bettie Sue Masters, Ph.D., D.Sc. | David W. Russell, Ph.D. | Roberta B. Ness, M.D., M.P.H. | Ben G. Streetman, Ph.D. | The Honorable Gordon R. England | Naomi J. Halas, Ph.D. | Peter J. Hotez, M.D., Ph.D. | Danny O. Jacobs, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S. | Nancy A. Jenkins, Ph.D. | Melvin F. Kanninen, Ph.D. | Joanne R. Lupton, Ph.D. | David J. Meltzer, Ph.D. | Robert M. Metcalfe, Ph.D. | Danny D. Reible, Ph.D. | Peter G. Wolynes, Ph.D. | Sharon L. Wood, Ph.D. | The Honorable Kay Bailey Hutchison | Michael S. Brown, M.D. | Board of Directors
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 W. Russell, Ph.D., Vice President Vice Provost Dean of Basic Research
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David Russell
David Russell M.D. Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer
David Russell is the CSO and co-founder of Universal Cells Inc., a Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle, and a past president of the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy. His research career has focused on developing improved methods for manipulating the mammalian genome, with the goal of creating new genetic therapies. He received clinical training in internal medicine, hematology/oncology, and bone marrow transplantation. His laboratory has made major contributions in the fields of recombinant adeno-associated virus (rAAV) vectors, vector integration, insertional mutagenesis, and the genetic engineering of human stem cells. He discovered the rAAV-mediated gene editing technology licensed by Universal Cells, and has used this approach to engineer HLA genes in human stem cells.
David received a B.S. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an M.D. from Cornell University, and a Ph.D. from Rockefeller University.
Biographies | ASGCT - American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy, 31 Jan 2014 [cached]
David W. Russell, MD, PhD, President
David W. Russell, MD, PhD President
Dr. David Russell is a Professor of Medicine, Adjunct Professor of Biochemistry, and Investigator in the Markey Molecular Medicine Center at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. His prior service in the society includes membership on the Viral Vectors Committee, Nominating Committee, Education Committee (Chair 2001-3), and Program Committee. He has also served on the ASGCT Board of Directors.
Dr. Russell received his PhD in Genetics from the Rockefeller University and his MD from Cornell University Medical College. He received his clinical training in Internal Medicine at the New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston and in Hematology/Oncology at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He was a fellow in the laboratories of Norton Zinder and Dusty Miller.
Dr. Russell has a long-standing interest in developing improved methods for manipulating the mammalian genome. His interests include viral vectors, stem cells, genetic diseases, and gene therapy. His laboratory has made major contributions in the fields of adeno-associated virus vectors, foamy virus vectors, vector integration, gene targeting, and the genetic manipulation of human stem cells. His research accomplishments have led to several awards, including American Society of Hematology Scholar, Daland Fellow of the American Philosophical Society, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Investigator of the March of Dimes and the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from The White House. He is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians.
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This includes special thanks to the Program Committee and Past President David Russell's leadership, our specialty Committee Chairs and members, abstract reviewers, speakers, faculty and our sponsors from industry, academia, patient advocacy organizations and government.
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