Congratulations to Pharmacology Professor Emeritus T. Kendall Harden upon being selected as a 2021 Fellow of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET)!
Fellows are recognized for their meritorious efforts to advance pharmacology, through their scientific achievements, mentorship, and service to the Society.
Dr. Harden joined the department in 1977 and was named Kenan Professor in 2003. His research has provided molecular understanding of G protein-regulated phospholipase C and inositol lipid signaling and molecular and pharmacological insight on G protein-coupled receptors, including beta-adrenergic, muscarinic cholinergic, and nucleotide-activated P2Y receptors. He is the author of 240 peer-reviewed papers and 80 research reviews and book chapters. He was among the ten most-cited (ISI) investigators in pharmacology from 1993-2003, and he was among the top fifty most-cited (ISI) in pharmacology from 1981-1999. Nearly 40 years ago, while serving as Interim Chair, he founded the Carolina Summer Fellows Program. He also directed the PhD research of 25 students at UNC and trained 45 postdoctoral fellows.
Ken is one of my scientific heroes. He has long served as a role model, through dedicated mentorship of his students and of new faculty, and by fostering a culture of collegiality and cooperation that is the hallmark of UNC Pharmacology. ~ Henrik Dohlman