Division of Biomedical Sciences Division of Biomedical Sciences Division of Biomedical Sciences University of Illinois
Lawrence Schook

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(217) 265-5440 

Lawrence B. Schook, Edward William and Jane Marr Gutgsell Professor, serves as the Director of the Division of Biomedical Sciences. He is a Professor of Animal Sciences, Bioengineering, Pathobiology, Nutritional Sciences, Pathology and Surgical Oncology and is a Professor in the Institute for Genomic Biology and holds Affiliate Faculty appointments at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology and the Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory. He holds an Affiliate Scientist position at Carle Foundation Hospital and is Director of the Carle/IGB Stem Cell Facility. He formerly served as the Theme Leader for Regenerative Biology and Tissue Engineering at the Institute for Genomic Biology. He attended Albion College and received his Ph.D. from Wayne State School of Medicine. After postdoctoral training at the Institute for Clinical Immunology in Switzerland and the University of Michigan he has held faculty positions at the Medical College of Virginia, University of Minnesota and a visiting Professor at the Ludwig Cancer Center of the University of Lausanne. His is a recipient of NIH, Swiss National Fund and Pardee Fellowships, was named a UIUC University Scholar, received the Funk Award for Meritorious Achievements in Agriculture, the H. H. Mitchell Award for Graduate Teaching and Research, and the Pfizer Animal Health Research Award, and is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has also been appointed a Fellow at the National Center for Supercomputer Applications and the Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership.