University Distinguished Professor Program
Mark T. Nelson
"Mark T. Nelson, University Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology. Professor Nelson, you are considered a superb scientist, an effective and admired professor and chair, and a remarkably supporting and nurturing mentor.
Your discoveries and characterizations of diverse channels, Ca2+ sparks and functional changes in vascular smooth muscle have changed the field and now inform all work in smooth muscle function that is published today.
Reviewers observe that the pace of building your research portfolio, with over 170 scientific publications and an astonishing number of those in the journals Science and Nature, appears to be even accelerating. As one reviewer summarized, “Mark T. Nelson is a remarkable and complete scientist of international renown. It is truly appropriate for the University to bestow upon him the title of University Distinguished Professor.”
Mark T. Nelson, I am pleased to recognize you as University Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology.”
—Provost John M. Hughes
Read May 17, 2009
at the University’s 205th Commencement Ceremony
Last modified August 03 2009 12:36 PM