Richard B. Marchase, Ph.D.
VP, Research, Economic Development
Dr. Marchase was named Vice President for Research in February 2005, having served as Acting Vice President for Research for six months. In 2007, Dr. Marchase's responsibilities expanded to include business development for the university research enterprise. Dr. Marchase joined UAB in 1986 as Associate Professor of Cell Biology and Anatomy. He was named Professor of Cell Biology in 1990. Later that year, he became Chair of that department, a position he held until 2000 when he was named Associate Dean for Biomedical Research for the School of Medicine. Dr. Marchase received his bachelor's degree in engineering physics from Cornell University and his doctorate in biophysics from Johns Hopkins University. He completed his postdoctoral training and then was named Assistant Professor at Duke University. He was an initial recipient of the Presidential Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation.
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