McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
faculty member George Michalopoulos, MD, PhD (pictured), Maud L. Menten Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh, is a faculty member from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine recently named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Dr. Michalopoulos was selected for his scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science and its applications.
Dr. Michalopoulos was elected as an AAAS fellow as part of the Section on Medical Sciences for his outstanding contributions to understanding the pathways of growth factors that lead the liver to regenerate. Dr. Michalopoulos is actively involved in research programs concentrated within the following areas of interest:
- Growth Factors and Receptors in Hepatocytes
- Growth Regulation of Human Hepatocytes
- Hepatic Carcinogenesis
- Mechanisms Leading to Assembly of Hepatic Tissue
AAAS is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson, and professional association. The tradition of AAAS fellowship began in 1874 and is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.
Illustration: McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine.
The full list of this year's AAAS fellows, Science, 12/19/08
Bio: Dr. George Michalopoulos