Speakers: Lawrence Dreyfus, PhD

Lawrence Dreyfus, PhD

Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development
Professor, Cell Biology and Biophysics, School of Biological Sciences
Professor, Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics, School of Medicine

University of Missouri Kansas City

Dr. Dreyfus has served in his role as Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development at UMKC since July of 2012. Prior to his current appointment, Dr. Dreyfus served, for 9 years, as Dean and Director of Research of the UMKC School of Biological Sciences (SBS). Dr. Dreyfus is also a tenured Professor of Cell Biology and Biophysics and Professor of Biomedical and Health Informatics. Throughout his career, he has focused his research on the structure and function of bacterial toxins and their contributory role in microbial pathogenesis and human disease.

Dr. Dreyfus has received a number of research awards including the UMKC Trustees Award for creative research, the UMKC Faculty Fellows award for research and teaching, and young investigator awards from the NIH and the American Lung Association. He served for a number of years on NIH scientific review panels including the Bacteriology and Mycology Study Section, the Small Business Innovate Research Awards Committee, and a NRSA fellowship review panel. Dr. Dreyfus is still active in teaching Microbial Pathogenesis to students in the Medicine and Pharmacy programs at UMKC and he is an active member of the American Society for Microbiology and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.