Davide Kessel receives Lifetime Achievement Award

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 Academy member and previous president, David Kessel, Ph.D., professor of Pharmacology, has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society for Photobiology. See page 3 of The Aesculapian.

The award recognizes the career of a senior researcher whose work has significantly advanced any of the research areas encompassed by the organization. In the society’s 40 years of existence, the award has been given only 10 times, and prior to this year, not since 2004. Dr. Kessel has been a member of the society since 1981.

His research has involved various aspects of drug development, more recently in the use of photodynamic therapy for the eradication of malignant cell types. He also received the ASP PhotoCite Award, a new award given to authors of an original research article who received the most citations by others in Photochemistry & Photobiology, the official ASP journal.

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