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Announcement — Chair, Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences

Karen Mossman

Karen Mossman, PhD

September 24, 2013

From: John G. Kelton, M.D., Dean and Vice-President, Faculty of Health Sciences

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Karen Mossman as chair, Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University effective July 1, 2013.

Dr. Mossman completed a PhD in Biochemistry and a post-doctoral fellowship in Molecular Virology at the University of Alberta. She initiated her independent research program at McMaster University in 2001. She is currently a professor with tenure and holds a joint appointment in the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine and the Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences.  She is a member of the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research and the McMaster Immunology Research Center.

Dr. Mossman’s research program has held continual funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) since 2002, and she currently holds grants from CIHR (2 Operating and 1 Team) and the Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance.  She was the recipient of a New Investigator Career Award from Rx&D/CIHR and the New Investigator and Christina Fleischmann awards from the International Society for Interferon and Cytokine Research. She has contributed to over 65 peer reviewed articles and 10 books, including the textbook "Fundamentals of Molecular Virology, 2nd Edition" and "Viruses and Interferons:  Current Research", the latter as editor.  She is currently an academic editor for PLoS Pathogens and PLoS ONE and an Editorial Board member for 4 journals, including the Journal of Virology.  She has reviewed for CIHR, NIH, NCIC, NSERC, Genome Quebec, CBCF and several international agencies, including Science Foundation Ireland, Medical Research Council and Burroughs Wellcome.

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