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Dr. Michael E. Dockter to head Office of Research and Technology Transfer

Dec. 1, 2008 -- Dr. Michael E. Dockter, vice provost and chief research officer at Saint Louis University and Medical Center and professor in the department of biochemistryDr. Michael E. Dockter has been appointed vice chancellor for Research and Technology Transfer at Arkansas State University. and molecular biology at SLU, is the new associate vice chancellor for Research and Technology Transfer at Arkansas State University, university officials announced.

“We are delighted that Dr. Mike Dockter has joined the Academic Affairs and Research Division of ASU-Jonesboro as its Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Technology Transfer and Chief Research Officer,” said ASU Chancellor Dr. Robert Potts.  “He brings a strong scholarly and research record to ASU, along with much practical experience leading research programs at major universities in Tennessee and Missouri.  Under his leadership we know that externally funded research and technology transfer at ASU will continue to grow, and that his broad array of contacts and record of accomplishment will be of great benefit to our University.”

Prior to his service at Saint Louis University, Dr. Dockter built extensive experience in the University of Tennessee and University of Memphis medical education arenas, including work at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Baptist Regional Clinical Laboratories, Regional Medical Center in Memphis, and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.

He has also worked in the research and teaching areas of biochemistry/bioenergetics, biochemical techniques, fluorescence, macromolecules in solution, biophysical chemistry, cell molecular biology/protein, and clinical flow cytometry. In addition, he was selected twice as a postdoctoral European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) Long-Term Fellow by the University of Basel, and its research institute, Biozentrum, in Basel, Switzerland.

The author or co-author of nearly 100 publications, including books and journals, Dr. Dockter is a frequent lecturer and has offered research and external support or has acted as a consultant for various funded grants and contracts.

“I am delighted that Dr. Michael Dockter has joined our University following a rigorous national search in which he surfaced as the unequivocal first choice to help improve significantly the growth and development of sponsored research at ASU,” said Dr. Dan Howard, vice chancellor, Academic Affairs and Research. "He is particularly well-prepared for the position from both theoretical and practical perspectives. Without question, I am convinced that Dr. Dockter will contribute a great deal to the research climate at and success of the University.”

Dr. Dockter earned a bachelor of science degree in chemistry and is a graduate of distinction from California State University at Sonoma. He earned his doctorate from Washington State University in Pullman, Wash., in biophysics/biochemistry.



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