Monday, August 11, 2008
John Woolford, Ph.D., Announced as Acting Department Head
John Woolford, Ph.D., has been named acting head of the Mellon College of Science's (MCS) Department of Biological Sciences, succeeding Beth Jones who passed away in June. Currently a professor of biological sciences and co-director of the Center for Nucleic Acids Science and Technology, John has been a member of the Carnegie Mellon community since 1979, when he joined MCS for his first faculty appointment after completing his post-doctoral studies.
An avid researcher in the field of eukaryotic molecular biology, particularly mRNA splicing and ribosome assembly and formation, John is well known for his dedication to teaching and MCS. He has received the college’s Julius Ashkin and Richard Moore awards and the university’s William and Frances Ryan Award, and has served on many campus-wide committees.