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Hicke Appointed Associate Vice President for Research

May 13, 2008
EVANSTON, Ill. --- Linda Hicke, professor of biochemistry, molecular biology and cell biology at Northwestern University, has been appointed associate vice president for research, effective June 15.

The appointment was announced by Jay Walsh, vice president for research, who said Hicke will be responsible for life sciences research on both the Chicago and Evanston campuses.

Hicke, who was trained as a biochemist and cell biologist at the University of California, Berkeley, has served as an associate chair in her department and as director of the Center for Cell and Developmental Biology. Her research interest is the role of ubiquitin in regulating protein traffic in eukaryotic cells.

She has received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, a Women in Cell Biology Career Recognition Junior Award from the American Society for Cell Biology, a Burroughs Wellcome Fund New Investigator Award and a Searle Scholars Award.

In 2003, she was elected to the governing council of the American Society for Cell Biology and she was the program chair for the society's national meeting in 2005. As a council member, Hicke was involved in setting policy for the society on scientific, educational and political issues. She has served on several National Institutes of Health study sections.
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