Jonathan S. Marchant, MA, PhD, has joined the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) as chair of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy, effective Sept. 1, 2017. In addition, Dr. Marchant was awarded the Marcus Professorship of Human and Molecular Genetics. Dr. Marchant has been a faculty member at the University of Minnesota Medical School since 2002 and currently serves as a tenured professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Stem Cell Institute there.
“Dr. Marchant was identified as the top candidate for this role after a comprehensive national search process,” said Joseph E. Kerschner, MD, MCW executive vice president and dean of the school of medicine. “He is dedicated to prioritizing training of early career scientists to address research problems which interest them, with appropriate and varied methods. His laboratory also is very active in scientific outreach engaged in partnerships with many training institutions around the country.”
Dr. Marchant received training in leading laboratories that provided him with biochemical, molecular and imaging skill sets to probe the functional architecture of cell signaling events. As an independent principal investigator at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Marchant’s interests diversified to utilize these skill sets to advance a variety of projects in cellular and regenerative biology. He has been the recipient of more than a dozen grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), as well as numerous research awards and seed grants from the University of Minnesota.
He has been significantly involved in undergraduate, medical, graduate and postdoctoral education, including serving on over 20 thesis committees in the past decade, and in 2009 he received the Outstanding Medical School Teaching Award (basic scientist category) from the University of Minnesota.
At the University of Minnesota Medical School’s Department of Pharmacology, Dr. Marchant held the positions of assistant professor, associate professor, director of graduate studies in pharmacology, interim head and vice head. He also has been a faculty member of the university’s Stem Cell Institute since 2008, where he serves on the executive leadership team and as director of the T32 Graduate Training Program in Stem Cell Biology.
After receiving his PhD in Pharmacology from the University of Cambridge in England in 1996, Dr. Marchant was a Wellcome Trust Training Fellow in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Cambridge from 1996 to 1998, and then a Wellcome Trust International Training Fellow in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior at the University of California-Irvine from 1998-2001.
Dr. Marchant has published more than 80 articles, original papers, book chapters and reviews, and presented at nearly 20 local, regional, national and international lectures and workshops during the past five years. He has served as a panelist on numerous NSF and NIH Study Sections and as an ad hoc reviewer for national and international journals and granting bodies.
He will be relocating from the Twin Cities with his wife and children.
Education: Jonathan S. Marchant, MA, PhD, will join the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) as chair of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy, effective Sept. 1, 2017. In addition, Dr. Marchant was awarded the Marcus Professorship of Human and Molecular Genetics. Dr. Marchant has been a faculty member at the University of Minnesota Medical School since 2002 and currently serves as a tenured professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Stem Cell Institute there.
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