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Barry J. Marshall, co-recipient of the 2005 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of Helicobacter Pylori, has accepted an appointment at Penn State as the Francis R. and Helen M. Pentz Professor of Science to further his groundbreaking research in bacterial infections. This part-time position is associated with the University's Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the Eberly College of Science, the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences in the College of Agricultural Sciences and the Department of Microbiology and Immunology in the College of Medicine, as well as with the multidisciplinary Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences. He will continue his efforts as senior research fellow at the University of Western Australia's School of Biomedical, Biomolecular and Chemical Sciences, which will be his principal appointment. Marshall will typically spend part of the spring semester each year at Penn State giving lectures and overseeing his Penn State-based research.

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