March 29, 2002
Volume XXXV, No. 13


Of Note


Physiology department presents distinguished speaker April 4

The physiology department invites the university community to hear a lecture by distinguished speaker Dr. Randal J. Kaufman, professor in the department of biological chemistry at the University of Michigan and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, at noon Thursday, April 4, in Room 209L in the School of Medicine. The title of Dr. Kaufman's discussion is "Signaling from the Endoplasmic Reticulum to the Nucleus."

Dr. Kaufman received his B.A. in molecular, cellular and developmental biology in 1972 from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He earned his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1979 and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at M.I.T. in 1982. He then joined the Genetics Institute in Cambridge, Mass. as a senior scientist, and in 1993 became a faculty member in the department of biological chemistry at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Kaufman has received many distinguished awards and is a member of the American Society for Cell Biology, the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the American Society for Hematology, the American Heart Association (Council on Thrombosis), the International Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis and the American Society for Microbiology.

He has edited two books and has published more than 70 chapters and reviews. In addition, he has published more than 166 scientific manuscripts in high quality peer-reviewed journals. He also has been issued 17 U.S. patents.

For more information, send an e-mail to Dr. Patricia Camacho at