Helen Piwnica-Worms, Ph.D., the Gerty T. Cori Professor, has been named head of the Department of Cell Biology and Physiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. An article featuring Helen Piwnica-Worms, Ph.D., appearing in the WUSTL Newsroom is available Helen Piwnica-Worms named head of cell biology and physiology
Piwnica-Worms succeeds Philip Stahl, PhD, who has led the department since 1984. Larry J. Shapiro, MD, executive vice chancellor and dean of the School of Medicine, announced the appointment.
“Dr. Piwnica-Worms is recognized as a pioneer in her studies of the basic mechanisms that regulate cell division, but her leadership at Washington University has extended far beyond the lab,” Shapiro says. “She’s been very active in teaching, recruitment of faculty and in efforts to translate advances in basic research into improved patient care and diagnosis. She will continue and expand the tradition of excellence established by Dr. Stahl.”