Dr. David Woodland to become chief scientific officer of Keystone Symposia
Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology recently announced the appointment of Dr. David L. Woodland as chief scientific officer of the nonprofit, life science organization. He replaces Dr. Andrew D. Robertson, who is leaving Keystone Symposia after five-and-a-half distinguished years as chief scientific officer to become scientific coordinator for the European Molecular Biology Laboratory International Center for Advanced Training in Heidelberg, Germany. Woodland is expected to relocate to Colorado and begin his new appointment by Nov. 1.
An internationally recognized lung researcher, immunologist and virologist, Woodland is currently the president and director of the Trudeau Institute, a nonprofit, biomedical research institute located in Saranac Lake, N.Y. In this position, which he has held since 2008, he oversees a staff of more than 100 researchers and administrators and a budget of $17 million.
Woodland is also editor-in-chief of the journal Viral Immunology and an adjunct professor at SUNY-Albany/New York State Department of Health, the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the Center for Immunology and Microbiology at Albany Medical College. In addition, he is on the editorial board of the journal Biology Direct and the European Journal of Immunology. A member of the American Association of Immunologists, he has published close to 200 research articles and reviewed many others during the course of his career.
“I am thrilled to be joining a highly respected organization that plays such a pivotal role in life science research and advancement,” Woodland said. “The position as Keystone Symposia’s chief scientific officer will enable me to assume a broader scientific perspective than one often can as a specialized researcher, or as the head of a research institute. In particular, I look forward to the impact I can have on scientific communication and training that are central to Keystone Symposia’s mission.”
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