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Stephen Lanier, PhD

Vice President for Research, Wayne State University


Stephen M. Lanier, Ph.D. received his doctorate in pharmacology from the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences and received postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School in the Cardiac Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Lanier has served on the faculty at Harvard Medical School, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Louisiana State University (LSU) Health Sciences Center in New Orleans and Wayne State University in Detroit where he also currently serves as the Vice President for Research. He has also served as chair of the Department of Pharmacology at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans and as the Chief Scientific Officer and Associate Provost for Research at MUSC.

Dr. Lanier is recognized as a leading investigator in the area of cell signaling and signal integration in health and disease and his work has been supported by the National Institutes of Health for nearly 30 years.  His work has led to the development of new concepts in the field of cell signaling and has resulted in the generation of a number of new concepts in the field as well as a range of tools and resources that are widely used in the research community.

In each of his various institutional leadership roles, Dr. Lanier has enhanced research support operations, augmented entrepreneurial initiatives and technology development, developed new research infrastructure, nurtured growth in extramural research funding and broad programmatic initiatives, developed strong community ties and significant inter-institutional collaborations and partnerships involving the public and private sector.


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