Pinkert selected as associate vice president for research at Auburn University

AUBURN – John Mason, Auburn University’s associate provost and vice president for research, has announced the selection of Carl Pinkert as associate vice president for research in the Office of the Vice President for Research.

Pinkert will promote and develop multidisciplinary research initiatives across the Auburn University campus, coordinate activities among the associate deans for research and work on projects to improve proposal development and submission. He will also represent the Office of the Vice President for Research in certain external roles in the state and national arena.

Pinkert has experience promoting research initiatives and working with faculty researchers in his most recent position at Auburn as associate dean for research and graduate studies and professor of pathobiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine. He has served on numerous federal research panels including chair of the Comparative Medicine Review Committee at the National Institutes of Health, as an ad hoc specialist for the Association for the Advancement and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care and on various Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges committees.

Before joining Auburn’s faculty in 2006, Pinkert was a professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in the Center for Aging and Developmental Biology and director of the transgenics program at the University of Rochester. Previously, he spent nine years on the faculty of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Pinkert holds a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania before embarking on his professional career. He has received numerous honors and achievements such as Who’s Who in Medical Science Education, honorary membership in Phi Zeta and the Doerenkamp-Zbinden Foundation Research Prize which is awarded for biomedical research that significantly impacts the welfare and well being of research animals.

Pinkert succeeds Ralph Zee who held the position on a temporary basis while an internal search was conducted.

(Contributed by Heather Finch.)

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