Goldowitz Named Methodist Endowed Professor for Nueroscience

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Dan Goldowitz, PhD, has been named the Methodist Hospitals Foundation Endowed Professor for Neuroscience at UTHSC.

Dan Goldowitz, PhD, has been named the Methodist Hospitals Foundation Endowed Professor for Neuroscience at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC).

A professor of anatomy and neurobiology, Dr. Goldowitz also serves the Health Science Center as director of the UT Research Center of Excellence in Genomics and Bioinformatics.

As center director, one of his key projects has been establishing the Tennessee Mouse Genome Consortium, a collaboration of experts and resources from across Tennessee dedicated to studying complex disorders of the brain using mouse models. At UT, one of his objectives is to stimulate new research initiatives for large scale, multidisciplinary challenges at the Health Science Center and throughout the state.

With an interest in developmental neurology, Dr. Goldowitz directs a large ENU-based (N-ethyl-N-nitrosourea – based) mutagenesis program to produce mouse models for the neurosciences. He has also been active in producing unique mouse models to study the role of the cerebellum in autism-related behavior.

Dean of the UT College of Medicine Henry G. Herrod, MD, commented, “Dan has a real vision for where he wants to lead the Health Science Center’s research in genomics and bioinformatics. Under his direction, the Center of Excellence in Genomics and Bioinformatics has received an unprecedented amount of NIH funding for the Health Science Center, as well as made great strides in basic science research. It’s individuals like Dan who help make the Health Science Center a place where discoveries happen.”

Dr. Goldowitz received his doctorate degree from the University of California, Irvine, and completed postdoctoral work at Children’s Hospital in Boston, the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm and the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.