Milan Bagchi appointed new director of the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology.

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Professor Bagchi is the Deborah Paul Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology and current Head of Molecular and Integrative Physiology. Bagchi is an accomplished scholar and leader, and has provided a clear strategic vision statement for the research and teaching missions of MCB.

"I welcome the opportunity to work with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the campus leadership to continue to promote the tradition of excellence in the School of MCB, which is a leading academic and research enterprise with broad impact on knowledge, creativity and discovery," said Bagchi.

"With focus on innovative and emerging research areas, astute selection of new faculty, and new partnerships, the School has the opportunity to maximize the productivity of its four departments and synergistically interact with other disciplines, such as bioengineering, computational biology, and medicine to enhance the education and training of our students and advance understanding of health and disease for the betterment of society," he said.

"Please join me in thanking Steve Sligar for his service as MCB Director," said Feng Sheng Hu, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. "Steve has been a tireless advocate for MCB, and we are grateful for his dedication and all that he has accomplished for the school."

Posted June 02, 2017.