Marc J. Mass Memorial Distinguished Lecture

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Marc J. Mass Memorial Distinguished Lecture


Marc J. Mass

Marc J Mass, Ph.D.


The Marc J. Mass Memorial Distinguished Lecture was established in 2001 in memory of Dr. Mass, a former colleague from our department. Marc was a valued contributor, colleague, and friend to the University of North Carolina’s Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. He earned his PhD in 1980 from our Graduate Program in Pathology under the guidance of Dr. David Kaufmann, and then trained as a post-doctoral fellow at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. He subsequently joined the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) where he was active in a number of committees and workgroups, and served as the Acting Branch Chief for Molecular Toxicology in the Environmental Carcinogenesis Division. Marc was also appointed to the Editorial Board of Toxicological Sciences. He was a valued colleague and friend to many, and was recognized for his outstanding scientific contributions through invitations to various international and national meetings, and by the EPA with several awards, notably the Agency’s Bronze Medal in 1995. Each year the graduate students in the Molecular and Cellular Pathology Graduate Program select and host an outstanding biomedical scientist to spend the day with them and give a presentation in honor of Dr. Mass.


2012 Marc J. Mass Memorial Distinguished Lecturer


Patricia D'Amore

Patricia D'Amore, Ph.D.
Professor of Ophthalmology and Pathology, Harvard Medical School
Co-Director of Research, Schepens Eye Reseearch Institute
Co-Director, HMS Ophthalmology AMD Center of Excellence


"The Many Roles of VEGF in the Adult"

10:30 AM, Thursday November 15, 2012
1131 Bioinformatics



Past Marc J. Mass Memorial Distinguished Lecturers:


2010  Tyler Jacks, Ph.D.

2009  Robert Schreiber, Ph.D.

2008 Peter Libby, M.D.

2007  Eric Olson, Ph.D.

2006  Patricia Steeg, Ph.D.

2005 Nelson Fausto, M.D.

2003 Robert Gallo, M.D.



Molecular and Cellular Pathology Graduate Program