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Marietta Harrison

Interim Director
Phone: (765) 494-4231
Email: harrisonm@purdue.edu

Marietta Harrison's current positions are Special Advisor for Strategic Initiatives in the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships; Interim Director, Bindley Biosciences Center in Discovery Park; Associate Director, Purdue University Center for Cancer Research; and Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology in the College of Pharmacy, Purdue University. Harrison recently served as the Director of the Oncological Sciences Center in Discovery Park, the Deputy Director of Discovery Park and the Interim Director of the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering in Discovery Park. Currently, Harrison co-leads, with the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center, the large-scale, multi-disciplinary, inter-institutional Cancer Care Engineering project, and the Walther Oncology Physical Sciences and Engineering Research Embedding Program.

Harrison was the co-recipient of a Lafayette Lions Purdue Cancer Research Award and served for many years on the Purdue University Graduate Opportunity Fellowship Committee, the School of Pharmacy Minority Advocacy Committee and as faculty advisor to the Purdue chapter of the Student National Pharmaceutical Association. She also served as a member of the American Association for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Human Resource Committee.

Harrison is the author of over 65 peer-reviewed publications and served as a member of several National Institutes of Health Special Study Sections. She served as a permanent member of the National Institutes of Health Experimental Immunology Study Section from 1997-2001. She has served as a reviewer for several journals and served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Biological Chemistry from 1995-2000 and 2003-2006.

In October 2006, Harrison was honored as the Collaborator of the Year with an award from the Walther Cancer Institute.

Harrison received her Ph.D. degree in biochemistry from the University of Wyoming. She undertook postdoctoral training at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle where she was the recipient of Postdoctoral Fellowships from the National Institutes of Health and the Cancer Research Institute. She was appointed as Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology in 1989.

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