Interim Director named AAAS Fellow
Kenneth D. Irvine, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry in the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and interim director of Rutger's Waksman Institute of Microbiology.
Irvine’s research group investigates mechanisms that control the size and shape of organs in our body. By identifying biochemical and biomechanical signaling networks that are required for the formation of normal organs, his studies have provided foundational insights into processes that go awry in congenital diseases and cancer. Irvine obtained a doctorate in biochemistry from Stanford University in 1991 and, after post-doctoral work at Princeton University, joined the faculty at Rutgers in 1995. He is a recipient of the Rutgers Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Research and has served as president of the International Drosophila board, associate editor of Developmental Dynamics, and investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.