PA) - Rodney Camire, PhD, has been named Assistant
Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania
School of Medicine.
Dr. Camire graduated magna cum laude in 1994 with a
BA in Biochemistry from Saint Anselm College in New
Hampshire. Four years later, he earned a PhD in Biochemistry
from the University of Vermont. He completed his graduate
teaching fellowship and post-doctoral associate training
from the University of Vermont. From 1998 to 2001, he
completed his National Research Service Award post-doctoral
research training fellowships from both the University
of Pennsylvania and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Dr. Camire's current research interests focus on solving
problems related to blood coagulation including enzymology,
biochemistry, and molecular genetics of the enzyme.
He was awarded a 2001 Young Investigator Award from
the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis
and the American Society of Hematology. He has three
patents pending on the understanding and treatments
of hemophilia based on his research at CHOP.
He is a member of several professional organizations
including the American Association for the Advancement
of Science, the American Society of Hematology and the
American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
He was invited to lecture twice at the Annual Philadelphia
Workshop on Hemostasis, Thrombosis and Atherosclerosis
in 1998 and 1999. Dr. Camire has authored or co-authored
research papers in publications including Blood,
Journal of Biological Chemistry, and Biochemistry.
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