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David Roth: Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

July 12, 2011, Volume 58, No. 01


Dr. David B. Roth, has been appointed chair of the Perelman School of  Medicine’s department of pathology and laboratory medicine, effective July 1, 2011.

Previously the Irene Diamond Professor of Immunology and chair of the department of pathology at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Roth brings extensive experience as an educator, researcher and medical leader to the position.

Dr. Roth’s teaching at Baylor and NYU Langone garnered many teaching awards, including the Distinguished Teacher in the Basic Sciences Award from Langone’s 2008 graduating class. Among Dr. Roth’s educational successes includes creating a new pathobiology program at Langone.

A frequent recipient of support from the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Roth’s research and clinical interests include DNA repair and the mechanisms of programmed gene rearrangements during lymphocyte differentiation, and the study of Omenn syndrome.

In addition to serving as one of the editors of Immunology, 7th edition, and participating on the editorial boards of Nucleic Acids Research and Mobile DNA, Dr. Roth is a reviewer for numerous scientific journals, including Cell, Science, Nature, and Nature Genetics. Dr. Roth has been a site reviewer for the National Cancer Institute and organized the First International Symposium on DNA Enzymes. Dr. Roth was elected to the American Association of University Pathologists (The Pluto Society) and is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and The New York Academy of Sciences.

Almanac - July 12, 2011, Volume 58, No. 01