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Norbert Herzog, Ph.D. (2009)
Professor (School of Medicine)
Pathology

Norbert K. Herzog, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Departments of Pathology, and Microbiology and Immunology. He is also a member of the Institute for Human Infections and Immunity, the Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases and the WHO Collaborating Center for Tropical Diseases and is Associate Dean for Recruitment and Special Programs in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), Galveston, Texas. He was born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, immigrated to the US and was largely educated in California. He holds a B.A. in Bacteriology from UCLA (1976), an MS in Biology from California State University, Northridge (1979) and a Ph.D. in Microbiology from The University of Texas at Austin (1985). His doctorate was supervised by Dr. Henry R. Bose, Jr. He was a post-doctoral fellow at the Scripps Institute and Research Foundation in La Jolla, CA and at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center under the supervision of Dr. Ralph Arlinghaus. In 1989, he joined the UTMB faculty. He directs a research group with interests in cellular signal transduction associated with the pathogenesis of infectious agents, virology, biodefense and in drug design. His personal interests include music, photography, music and travel. Dr Herzog has been the recipient of numerous honors including twice being awarded the Graduate Student Organization Distinguished Teaching Award in 1998 and 2008. He was awarded the 2008 the Graduate Student Organization Faculty Award for Student Advocacy. In 2005, he was awarded the Paul Brindley Distinguished Scholar Award. In 2001, Dr. Herzog was named the inaugural Leon Bromberg, M.D. Professorship for Excellence in Teaching of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in honor of Truman Blocker, M.D. As co-creator of the syndicated radio show entitled Medical Discovery News (http://www.medicaldiscoverynews.com), he has also been awarded the 2009 Public Health Award for Media Excellence (PHAME) from The Texas Public Health Association and the 2009 Award of Excellence from the AAMC Group on Institutional Advancement.

http://www.utmb.edu/pathology/faculty/herzog/herzog_bio.htm

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