Thomas Glover, PhD, Receives Distinguished Faculty Lectureship Award in Biomedical Research

By Elizabeth Walker | January 4 2019


Dr. Meredith Morgan presents the award to Dr. Thomas GlovOn December 12, Dr. Thomas Glover was recognized as the recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Faculty Lectureship Award in Biomedical Research. Glover, who is the pioneer and defining scientist in the field of common fragile sites (CFS) in human chromosomes, gave the lecture Chromosome Fragile Sites: Windows to Novel Mechanisms of Genome Rearrangements and DNA Repair.

In addition to his work with CFS, Glover has pursued many projects to define and understand the basis of human genetic diseases and improve patient management, including work in Menkes syndrome, hereditary lymphedema-distichiasis, and Hutchison-Gilford Progeria.

A mentor of twenty graduate students and postdoctoral trainees, Glover has held many key roles at Michigan Medicine including associate director of the cytogenetics laboratory, associate chair for research, and director of the Human Genetics Master’s Program. He’s also served on the research advisory committees of the March of Dimes and Progeria Research Foundation. Glover was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2018.

Former recipients of the Distinguished Faculty Lectureship Award in Biomedical Research include the Department of Pathology’s Dr. Eric Fearon in 2015, Dr. Gabriel Nuñez in 2008, Dr. Steven Kunkel in 2001, and Dr. Peter Ward in 1989.