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Human Genome News, September 1992; 4(3)

Schloss Joins Research Centers Branch

Jeffery A. Schloss recently joined the staff of the Research Centers Branch, National Center for Human Genome Research in Bethesda, Maryland, as a program administrator. His responsibilities include administration of genome research centers involved in physical and genetic mapping, DNA sequencing, and development of software and technology related to human and model organism genomes.

Schloss graduated with honors and a B.A. degree in biology from Case Western Reserve University and worked as a research technician at Carnegie-Mellon University and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. He earned the Ph.D degree in cell biology from Carnegie-Mellon and held a postdoctoral position in the biology department at Yale University. As an assistant professor at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Schloss taught introductory, cell, and developmental biology to and supervised the research projects of undergraduate and graduate students. Among other activities, he helped to institute new training programs for graduate students in cell biology and genetics, participated actively in networking the biology department laboratories and offices to the university computing center, and assisted in the acquisition of DNA sequencing collection and analysis facilities.

Schloss has done research on mammalian cell movement, investigating the ultrastructure, biochemistry, and function of the microfilamentous component of the cytoskeleton. He also studied the unicellular green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, cloning and characterizing genes and mRNAs as cDNAs whose expression increases when the cells replace their flagella, and examining the organelles responsible for motility and cell-to-cell interaction during mating.


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