William Landis Named Fellow


UA polymer science professor receives honor from Microscopy Society of America

Akron, Ohio, April 6, 2012 - Professor of Polymer Science and G. Stafford Whitby Chair in Polymer Science Dr. William J. Landis was named a fellow of the Microscopy Society of America (MSA). Elected by his peers, Landis will be recognized for his "outstanding research using microscopy and microanalysis to advance the knowledge of bone and cartilagedevelopment" at the 70th MSA Annual Meeting June 30 in Phoenix.

After graduating magna cum laude from The University of Massachusetts with a B.S. in physics, Landis attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he earned graduate degrees in biology and biophysics. At the UA College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering, Landis leads research in tissue engineering; bone, cartilage and tendon structure; biochemistry and function; orthopedicpathology; and related specialties.

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