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Leading science administrator to head QB3

14 February 2002 | A nationally known innovator and leader in basic science administration, Marvin Cassman, has been appointed director of the new Institute for Quantitative Biomedical Research, known as QB3, a partnership between the Berkeley, Santa Cruz and UCSF campuses.

Cassman currently directs the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health. At QB3, he will oversee innovative programs designed to integrate physical, mathematical and engineering sciences to create powerful new techniques for attacking biological problems.

The QB3 institute will be headquartered at the UCSF Mission Bay campus, now under construction. At Berkeley, a new 150,000 square-foot building will house 41 QB3 principal investigators from physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, bioengineering and structural biology.

A native of Chicago, Cassman received his bachelorís and masterís degrees from the University of Chicago and a doctoral degree in biochemistry from Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University in New York. Following a postdoctoral fellowship at Berkeley, Cassman joined the UC Santa Barbara faculty as assistant professor. He joined the National Institutes of Health in 1975 and assumed his current position in 1996.

For additional information on QB3 and Cassmanís appointment, see www.ucsf.edu and select News Releases.

 


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