April 30, 2015
Barbara Knowles, PhD
Emeritus and Adjunct Professor
The Jackson Laboratory
Emeritus Research Director, Institute of Medical Biology, A *STAR, Singapore
2014 Inaugural Lecture
March 27, 2014
Peter W. Andrews, D. Phil.
The Arthur Jackson Professor of Biomedical Science
Centre for Stem Cell Biology
Department of Biomedical Science
University of Sheffield, Sheffield, Great Britain
The Ivan Damjanov Lecture in Stem Cell Research is sponsored by the Institute for Reproductive Health and Regenerative Medicine, The Ivan Damjanov Lectureship Fund, and the Peter T. Bohan Fund
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Ivan Damjanov Biography
IVAN DAMJANOV, M.D., Ph.D., Dr. h. c., is Professor of Pathology at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas.
Dr. Damjanov graduated from the University of Zagreb Medical School, Zagreb, Croatia in1964, where he also started his initial postgraduate training in Pathology and received a PhD in Developmental Biology. Upon immigration to the United States he served on the teaching staff of several Medical Schools and in 1994 joined the Department of Pathology at the University of Kansas, where he still works as Professor of Pathology and Attending Pathologist in the University of Kansas Hospital.
Dr. Damjanov's scientific work concentrated primarily on experimental germ cell tumors and embryonic stem cell neoplasia. Clinically he is most interested in tumor and urogenital pathology. Dr. Damjanov has authored over 300 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has written numerous review articles, editorials and book reviews. He served during the 1985-1995 period as reviewer for several Study Sections of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, and still serves as a consultant for the Portuguese Cancer Institute, IPATIMUP, Porto, Portugal.
He has published more than 20 medical books and textbooks. Most notably he served as Editor of the 10th Edition of Anderson's Pathology (Mosby, St Louis), and his book Pathology for Health Professions (Saunders-Elsevier, Philadelphia) has reached its third edition. He served on the editorial board of several biomedical journals such as Human Pathology, Virchows Archiv, Modern Pathology, Pathology Research and Practice, In vitro and International Journal of Developmental Biology. Furthermore he served for 12 years as the Associate Editor of the journal Laboratory Investigation, and for 10 years as the North American Editor of the journal Differentiation.
Currently Dr. Damjanov is involved predominantly in pathology service at the University of Kansas Hospital and teaching medical students and residents of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He also participates in collaborative research projects with hepatologists and developmental biologists. The main topics of this research include testicular germ cell tumors, tumor markers, and murine and human embryonic stem cells.