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Longnecker Named Porter Professor in Biomedical Research

Richard M. Longnecker, professor of microbiology-immunology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, has been named the John Edward Porter Professor in Biomedical Research.

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May 6, 2008 | by Marla Paul
CHICAGO --- Richard M. Longnecker, professor of microbiology-immunology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, has been named the John Edward Porter Professor in Biomedical Research.

Longnecker's research, which has been continuously supported by the National Institutes of Health since 1993, focuses on Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) transformation, latency and entry.

The author of over 87 publications in peer-reviewed journals, Longnecker has provided ad hoc editorial service for a number of journals including Journal of Virology, Cancer Research, Journal of Biological Chemistry and Journal of General Virology.

Longnecker has been a Fellow and then Scholar of the Leukemia Society of America and is the Stohlman Scholar of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. He has served as director of the Integrated Graduate Program at Northwestern since 2004 and director of the Viral Oncogenesis Basic Science Program in the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University since 1999.

Before joining Northwestern in 1993, Longnecker completed fellowships at the University of Chicago and Harvard University.