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Biochemistry alumna Susan Wente honored, publishes career review in MBoC

Susan Wente, a 1984 BS with Alice Fulton, and currently the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, Senior Associate Dean for Biomedical Sciences, and Professor of Cell & Developmental Biology at Vanderbilt University, was recently awarded the 2011 Women in Cell Biology Senior Award. On the occasion of her receiving this award, Wente published an article in Molecular Biology of the Cell entitled “Spatial and temporal impacts on a career in science,” which reviews her career and thanks her many mentors.

Dr. Wente began by recalling Dr. Gene Lata, who launched the undergraduate Biochemistry major and served as Susan’s undergraduate advisor. Dr. Lata guided Susan to Dr. Jeffrey Field’s laboratory (Internal Medicine) and later to an honors thesis with Dr. Fulton. Dr. Wente credits Peter Rubenstein with an introduction that led to her appointment at Washington University in St. Louis. During her time in St. Louis, Susan recalls meeting John York, a 1986 BS with Arthur Arnone, and the “spatial and temporal connections” they shared through Iowa Biochemistry.

Susan’s article can be accessed online.

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