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Ivan Damjanov Lecture in Stem Cell Research

Damjanov lecture

The Ivan Damjanov Lecture in Stem Cell Research is sponsored by the Institute for Reproduction and Perinatal Research, the Ivan Damjanov Lectureship Fund, and the School of Medicine Peter T. Bohan Fund.

Keynote Lecturers

April 25, 2019
Davor Solter, MD, PhD
Emeritus Director, Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Germany
Visiting Professor, Mahidol University, Thailand

May 10, 2018
Janet Rossant, PhD

President & Scientific Director, Gairdner Foundation
Senior Scientist and Chief of Research Emeritus, The Hospital for Sick Children
Professor, University of Toronto

June 1, 2017
Martin F. Pera, PhD
The Jackson Laboratory

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Ivan Damjanov Biography

Ivan Damjanov, MD, PhD 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.

Last modified: Aug 26, 2018