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Biochemistry Alumni Gloria Culver, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, wins University of Rochester Medical Center’s Alumni Achievement Award

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Photo of Gloria CulverDr. Gloria Culver, Ph.D., who is Dean of the University of Rochester’s School of Arts and Sciences, and is also a graduate of the Biochemistry Ph.D. Program at the University of Rochester Medical Center, was recently awarded the URMC 2021 Alumni Achievement Award. Dr. Culver, performed her thesis research with Professor Eric Phizicky in the Department of Biochemistry (now the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics), graduating in 1995. She did postdoctoral research with Dr. Harry Noller at the University of California, Santa Cruz, then took a tenure-track faculty position at the University of Iowa, as an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology.

In 2007 she was recruited to the University of Rochester as Associate Professor in the Department of Biology, where she eventually was promoted to Professor (2009) and Chair (2010). She was appointed Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences in 2015. Culver received her BA in biology from Ithaca College in 1988.

The award was presented at the annual Dean’s Circle Alumni Council Awards Ceremony, September 30th, by Dr. Mark Taubman, Dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry and CEO of the University of Rochester Medical Center.

Congratulations Gloria!