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USA Mitchell Cancer Institute researcher Robert W. Sobol, Ph.D., has been named vice president-elect of the national Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society. Dr. Sobol joined MCI in 2014 as chief of the Molecular & Metabolic Oncology program, Point Clear Charities Professor of Oncologic Sciences and an Abraham A. Mitchell Distinguished Investigator.
With more than 500 members, the EMGS provides a forum for the establishment and support of scientists in the field of environmental mutagenesis. “I have been fortunate to collaborate with Professor Sobol for many years and have always enjoyed our scientific discussions,” said EMGS President Bevin P. Engelward, Sc.D. “He is a true leader in the field.”
Dr. Sobol will begin his one-year term as vice president in September 2016 and will serve as president a year later. He is currently a member of the EMGS Council. Based in Reston, Va., EMGS was founded in 1969.
Dr. Sobol’s research has been recognized with grants from the American Cancer Society, the National Institutes of Health, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, the Brain Tumor Society, the Pittsburgh Foundation and the Elsa U. Pardee Foundation for Cancer Research, among others.
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