University of Hawaii

UH names 4 finalists
for biomed directorship

Four mainland finalists have been selected from about four dozen applicants and nominees to direct the University of Hawaii-Manoa's Pacific Biomedical Research Center.

The candidates are:

>> Robert S. Aronstam, director and senior scientist, Guthrie Research Institute, Sayre, Pa.
>> Brenda Claiborne, professor of biology, University of Texas, San Antonio.
>> Kelvin Davies, James E. Birren Chair of Gerontology, professor of molecular and computational biology, associate dean for research and director, Andrus Gerontology Research Institute, University of Southern California.
>> Michael Johnson, associate director, Center for Structural Biology; director, Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, College of Pharmacy, and professor of medicinal chemistry, University of Illinois, Chicago.

"The cutting-edge research carried out at PBRC is of vital importance to the University of Hawaii's future in the biosciences," said Klaus Keil, chair of the search advisory committee, urging people on campus to attend open forums to learn more about the finalists.

Each candidate will be here for meetings and a public presentation from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in room B-103, Biomedical Sciences Building, scheduled as follows: Davies, on Monday; Johnson, Feb. 9; Claiborne, Feb. 12, and Aronstam, Feb. 19.

More information is available about the candidates and the search process at


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