Curriculum Vitae

Bhanu P. Jena
George E. Palade University Professor
Distinguished Professor of Physiology
Wayne State University School of Medicine

Printable CV

Office Address:

Department of Physiology 

5245 Scott Hall 

Wayne State University School of Medicine

540E Canfield Avenue

Detroit, MI  48201-1928

 

Telephone: (313) 577-1532

Fax: (313)-993-4177

E-mail: bjena@med.wayne.edu

Web: http://www.med.wayne.edu/physiology/facultyprofile/jena

PERSONAL 

Nationality: American

DOB: November 1, 1955

Residence: Michigan

Family Status: Married, one child

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

1994-2000

Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Biomedical Engineering, Cancer Center, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut

2000-        

Professor, Department of Physiology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan

2004-        

Distinguished Professor, Department of Physiology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan

2004-        

George E. Palade University Professor, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

2006-        

Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering & Material Science, Wayne State University

2014-        Adjunct Professor, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Wayne State University

Other Professional Appointments:

1998-2000

Director, Yale Drug Discovery & Delivery Center.

1999-2000

Full Member, Yale Cancer Center

2000-

Founder-Director, Institute of NanoBioScience, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.

2001-

Full Member, Karmanos Cancer Center, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan.

2002-

Founder and Co-Director, Asian Institute of Nanoscience & Technology, Pusan, S. Korea.

ACADEMIC DEGREES

Baccalaureate:

BSc., Utkal University, India, 1975

Graduate:  

MSc., Utkal University, India, 1978

 

Ph.D., Iowa State University, USA, 1988

TRAINING

1982-1988     Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, Department of Zoology, Iowa State University.

1988-1990     Postdoctoral Associate, Biochemistry, Department of Zoology & Genetics, Iowa State University.

1990-1992     Postdoctoral Associate, Cell Biology, Department of Cell Biology, Yale University.

1992-1993     Associate Research Scientist, Department of Cell Biology, Yale University.

 

HONORARY DEGREES 

2002

Doctor Honoris Causa, Vasile Goldis University, Romania

2002

Honorary Doctor of Philosophy, Pusan National University, Korea.

2003

Doctor Honoris Causa, Iuliu Hatieganu¬Ě University of Medicine & Pharmacy, Romania.

2003

Honorary Doctorate,  'Babes-Bolyai' University, Romania, May 26, 2003., jointly with Professors George E. Palade, and Blobel.

2003

Honorary Doctorate, Institute of Physiology, Georgian Academy of Sciences, Georgia

2005

Honorary Doctorate in Medicine, Carol Davila' University, Bucharest, Romania

 

VISITING PROFESSORSHIPS 

2002

Distinguished Visiting Professor, Vasile Goldis University, Romania

2002

Distinguished Visiting Professor, Pusan National University, Korea.

2002

Distinguished Visiting Scientist, Vinca Research Institute, Belgrade, Yugoslavia

2003

Distinguished Visiting Professor, 'Babes-Bolyai' University, Romania, May 26, 2003.

2006

Distinguished Visiting Professor, Agharkar Research Institute, Govt. of India, Pune, India

2014 'Honorary Professor' University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Tirgu Mures, Romania
2016 "Visiting Professor", Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, UP, India
2016 Distinguished Visiting Professor, GIAN, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
2017 Honorary Professor, University of Delhi, India

 

AWARDS/HONORS (SELECTED) 

1976

National Merit Scholarship Awarded by the Government of India.

1978

Utkal University Prasant Ku. Memorial Prize for outstanding scholastic achievement

1978

Utkal University Scholastic Merit Gold Medal

1988

Iowa State University Humanitarian Award

1988

Iowa State University Research Excellence Award

1992 & 1993

Twice recipient of the Swebelius Cancer Research Award

1995 & 1996

Twice recipient of the OHSE Award, Yale University

2002

Elected Foreign Member, Korean Academy of Science and Technology, jointly with Professor Ahmed H. Zewail.

2002

Hallim Distinguished Award Lecture, Korean Academy of Science and Technology, jointly with Professor Ahmed H. Zewail. 

2003

Wise & Hellen Burroughs Foundation Distinguished Award Lecture

2004

George E. Palade University Professor, Wayne State University

2005

Sir Aaron Klug Award

2005

George E. Palade Distinguished Award Lecture & Medal, Wayne State University School of Medicine.

2006

Felicitation & Award, Maharashtra Association for Cultivation of Science, Pune, India

2006

Elected Foreign Member National Academy of Medical Sciences, Romania

2006

G. E. Palade Distinction Medal for excellence in medicine,  Carol Davila' University, Bucharest, Romania

2007

Elected to the Academy of Scholars, Wayne State University

2007 Basic Biological Science Award, American Society of Animal Science
2009 Ranbaxy Basic Research in Medicine Award"
2012 Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
2012 Elected Foreign Member of The Georgian National Academy of Sciences, Tbilisi, GEORGIA
2014 Awarded Honorary Professor, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Tirgu Mures, ROMANIA
2015 "Distinquished Scientist Award", Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (SEBM)
2016 Distinguished Honorary Professor, Aligarh Muslim University, INDIA
2016 Distinguished Visiting Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, INDIA
2017 Honorary Professor, University of Delhi, India

 

PROFESSIONAL AND HONORARY FELLOWSHIPS

1989

Elected Sigma Xi Scientific Society

2002

Elected Foreign Member, Korean Academy of Science and Technology

2006

Elected Foreign Member National Academy of Medical Sciences, Romania

2007

Elected Academy of Scholars, Wayne State University

2009

Associate Secretary General, International Federation of Cell Biology

2012 Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
2014 'Honorary Professor' University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Tirgu Mures, Romania
2017 Honorary Professor, University of Delhi, India

  

ACADEMIC SERVICE 

LECTURES

 

More than 400 lectures presented nationally and internationally.

 

Link to:     Selected Publications on Secretion & Membrane Fusion

 


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