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List of Professors

Name Years at Michigansort icon Position

Jonathan Adams Allen

1850 - 1854
Professor of Therapeutics, Materia Medica and Physiology

Frederic Henry Gerrish

1873 - 1875
Professor of Therapeutics, Materia Medica, and Physiology

Henry Sewall

1882 - 1889
Professor of Physiology

William Henry Howell

1889 - 1892
Professor of Histology and Physiology

Warrens Plimpton Lombard

1892 - 1923
Professor of Physiology

Herbert Harold Waite

1896 - 1901
Assistant Professor of Physiological Chemistry

Otis Merriam Cope

1910 - 1919
Assistant Professor of Physiology

Robert Gesell

1923 - 1954
Professor of Physiology
Chair Department of Physiology

Kenneth John Franklin

1925 - 1926
Assistant Professor of Physiology

John William Bean

1931 - 1972
Professor of Physiology

Hayden Coler Nicholson

1931 - 1946
Associate Professor of Physiology

Charles Roosevelt Brassfield

1936 - 1965
Professor of Physiology

David F. Bohr

1949 - 1985
Professor of Physiology

Leonard Hubert Elwell

1953 - 1959
Assistant Professor of Physiology

Ralph W. Gerard

1955 - 1964
Professor of Neurophysiology
Senior Research Neurophysiologist – Mental Health Research Institute

Horace W. Davenport

1956 - 1983
William Beaumont Distinguished Professor of Physiology
Professor of Physiology

Richard L. Malvin

1956 - 1992
Professor of Physiology

Paul A. Rondell

1956 - 1973
Associate Professor of Physiology

Lester T. Rutledge Jr.

1956 - 1987
Professor of Physiology

Walter S. Wilde

1956 - 1975
Professor of Physiology

Robert W. Doty

1957 - 1961
Associate Professor of Physiology

Irving B. Fritz

1957 - 1968
Professor of Physiology

Arthur J. Vander

1960 - 1990
Professor of Physiology

John A Faulkner

1960 - 2010
Professor of Molecular & Intergrative Physiology
Professor of Biomedical Engineering

John A. Jacquez

1962 - 1990
Professor of Physiology
Professor of Biostatistics.

James B. Ranck Jr.

1962 - 1975
Professor of Physiology

Arthur Thomas Storey

1962
Assistant Professor of Physiology
Assistant Professor of Dentistry

James H. Sherman

1964 - 2001
Associate Professor of Physiology

Stevo Julius

1965 - 2005
Professor of Internal Medicine
Professor of Molecular & Integrative Physiology

Dorothy S. Luciano

1966 - 1972
Assistant Professor of Physiology

Harvey V. Sparks Jr.

1966 - 1979
Professor of Physiology

Rudolf J. von Baumgarten

1966
Research Neurophysiologist in the Department of Psychiatry
Professor of Physiology

Kenneth L. Casey

1966 - 2005
Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Professor of Neurology

Gordon D. Niswender

1968 - 1971
Assistant Professor of Physiology

David R. Mouw

1971 - 1981
Associate Professor of Physiology

P. Landis Keyes

1972 - 2005
Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Research Professor in Reproductive Sciences Program

Matthew J. Kluger

1972 - 1993
Professor of Physiology

Fred Karsch

1975 - 2010
Professor of Molecular & Integrative Physiology

Robert L. Macdonald

1978 - 2001
Professor of Neurology
Russell N. DeJong Professor of Neurology
Professor of Physiology

Richard L. Tannen

1978 - 1988
Professor of Internal Medicine and Physiology

Jack Lawrence Kostyo

1979 - 1994
Professor of Physiology
Chair Department of Physiology

David C. Dawson

1981 - 1991
Professor of Physiology

Hylan C. Moises

1981 - 2004
Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology

Jurgen B. Schnermann

1985 - 1998
Professor of Physiology

Craig D. Logsdon

1987 - 2004
Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology

Elizabeth G. Nabel

1987 - 2001
Professor of Internal Medicine and Physiology

Joanna Martina Coolen

2010 - 2012
Professor of Psychology
Professor of Molecular & Integrative Physioogy
Research Professor of Reproductive Sciences Program