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Governor Crist Reappoints FAU Distinguished Research Professor to the Biomedical Research Advisory Council


BOCA RATON, FL (April 23, 2010) – Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Science’s Distinguished Research Professor Herbert Weissbach has been reappointed  by Governor Crist to the Biomedical Research Advisory Council (BRAC) for a term beginning April 19, 2010 and ending on January 1, 2012.

Weissbach is a member of the National Science Academy and director of the Center for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at FAU’s Jupiter campus. 

“I am honored by this reappointment and look forward to continuing with the council to help support research on tobacco related diseases and cancer funded by the James and Esther King and the Bankhead-Coley Biomedical Research Programs,” said Weissbach.

The 11 member BRAC advises the state surgeon general on the direction and scope of biomedical research programs and is also charged with developing the strategic objectives and priorities of the programs.  Four of the BRAC members are appointed by the Governor.

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