Inaugural lecture planned for new department chair

March 28, 2012

Penn State College of Medicine is proud to welcome James R. Broach, chair, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and inaugural director of the Penn State Hershey Institute for Personalized Medicine with a new chair lecture.

Broach’s new chair lecture, “Systems Analysis of Growth and Development: Lessons from a Model Organism,” will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 9, in the Junker Auditorium on the Penn State Hershey campus. Refreshments will be served in the Anteroom following the lecture.

Prior to joining Penn State Hershey, Broach was one of the founding members of the Molecular Biology Department at Princeton University. His research focuses on understanding cell-environment interactions and cellular regulation at the molecular level and has been continuously funded by the National Institute for Health for the past 35 years. Broach is an internationally respected figure in the field of genomics, one of the fundamental underpinnings of personalized medicine. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology and holds a number of patents related to his research. In addition, Broach serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Food and Drug Administration.

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Last Updated March 29, 2012