Dept. of Cellular and Physiological Sciences appoints new head

Geoffrey Hammond has been appointed as head of the Dept. of Cellular and Physiological Sciences, effective March 1, 2012.

From 1984 to 2002, Hammond was a member of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario, where he held appointments as professor in the departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Oncology.

In the 1990s he also served as the first director of the Cancer Research Laboratories at the London Regional Cancer Centre, and was appointed as the first Ivey Chair in Molecular Toxicology at the University of Western Ontario in 2000.

Hammond is presently a professor in the UBC Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. He also holds a Tier I Canada Research Chair in reproductive health.

He is recognized internationally as an expert in the area of steroid hormone action.

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