James H. Morrissey Appointed Roy and Eva Hong Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology

Professor of Biochemistry James H. Morrissey has been appointed as the Roy and Eva Hong Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology.

Professor of Biochemistry James H. Morrissey has been appointed as the Roy and Eva Hong Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, the first endowed position held at the school level. Morrissey is internationally recognized for his translational research program that centers on efforts to understand the regulation and mechanism of blood clotting. He was recently recognized by the International Society on Thrombosis & Hemostasis through receipt of the Biennial Investigator Recognition Award, and received the Alumni Discretionary Award from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences in 2007.

Roy Hong was raised in Danville, Illinois, and graduated from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois in 1937. He earned his M.D. degree from the University of Illinois, and met Eva during this time while she was studying nursing. They formed a partnership and began a practice together in rural Wisconsin, where their dedication in providing personal, high quality medical care was renowned. Upon retirement, Roy and Eva Hong established this professorship in their name to support a senior faculty member and their translational research endeavors.

June 19, 2012 All News