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Human Genome News, July 1991; 3(2)

DOE Program Names Drell to Staff

Daniel W. Drell recently joined Benjamin Barnhart and Marvin Stodolsky on the Human Genome Program staff of the DOE Office of Health and Environmental Research in Washington, D.C. His responsibilities as Biologist will include physical mapping and cDNA technologies; postdoctoral training programs; and ethical, legal, educational, and social issues in the use of data generated by genome research. He will also work with the NIH-DOE Joint Working Group on the Mouse and as liaison this summer to the NIH National Center for Human Genome Research.

Drell, an honor graduate from Harvard College with a B.A. in biology, received his Ph.D. in immunology from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. He held postdoctoral positions at Sloan Kettering Institute, Rockefeller University, and Baylor College of Medicine. Drell then worked as a Staff Fellow in the Laboratory of Oral Medicine, NIH National Institute of Dental Research. He comes to DOE from the HLA Laboratory of the American Red Cross, after having served 2 years as Assistant Professor of Medicine at George Washington University Medical Center and Associate Director of its immunogenetics and immunochemistry laboratories.

Drell's past research has been in transplantation immunogenetics and tolerance and hybridoma production to a variety of antigens, including early mouse embryonic antigens, rabbit zona pellucida antigens, and antigens of human tumors. More recently, he has done research on the immunology of Type I diabetes mellitus and has worked on molecular biological methods of HLA- tissue typing.


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