Millennium Magazine_7th Ed

283 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine SCIENCES, PHARMACEUTICALS AND BIOTECHNOLOGY CHEMIST, EDUCATOR, ACADEMIC ADMINISTRATOR Coalition for Science Literacy Thonotosassa, FL CELL BIOLOGIST, ANATOMIST, EDUCATOR University of Nebraska Medical Center Omaha, NE GERHARD GEORGE MEISELS, PHD D r. Gerhard George “Gerry” Meisels is a distinguished chemist, educator and academic administrator who is the director of the Coalition for Science Literacy at the University of South Florida after serving as the university’s provost and vice president from 1988 to 1994. He was dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for the previous seven years. He was professor and chaired the Department of Chemistry at Nebraska for six years. He began his academic career at the University of Houston, following several years as a chemist at Union Carbide and Gulf Oil Corporations after receiving his PhD from the University of Notre Dame in 1956. Dr. Meisels was elected vice president and then president of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry. A native of Vienna, Austria, he came to the United States in 1951 and established a well-respected life for his family, including his wife Sylvia of 60 years, and their daughter Laura now Brown. Along with his professional endeavors, Dr. Meisels and his family successfully exhibit their dogs at American Kennel Club Shows. He has written numerous articles for animal magazines. S ince his high school days, Dr. John Graham Sharp sought to be an educator and researcher. A native of England, he attended the University of Birmingham and earned a BS in physics in 1967. Remaining with the university, he received an MS in radiobology in 1968 and PhD in medicine in 1971. Relocating to the United States, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship through the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Fund at the University of Iowa in 1973. Since 1978, Dr. Sharp has served as a professor of cell biology, radiology and radiation oncology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Previously serving the medical center as an associate professor, assistant professor, assistant instructor and instructor beginning in 1973, he also served as a visiting professor of histopathology at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School in London in the early 1980s. Dr. Sharp has contributed more than 300 articles to professional journals and chapters to books, and is renowned for his research in micro-environmental regulation of stem cells, the detection of occult tumor cells in bone marrow and blood in cancer patients, and the development of new drugs targeting pediatric cancers. JOHN GRAHAM SHARP