University of Mississippi Medical Center, USA
Michelle Tucci, Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, has been heavily involved with teaching, research and services at the institutional, state, national and international levels. After completing undergraduate training at Seton Hill University, she completed a master’s degree in Biology at the University of Dayton. Following her move to Mississippi, she completed her PhD in pharmacology in 2000. Aside from her work supervising and overseeing resident research in biomedical sciences, she has also mentored and supervised a number of undergraduate and graduate students from diverse disciplines. She has served on 38 doctoral dissertation committees (chair and member/see CV), has published over 209 full journal publications, and presented 327 abstracts over her career at state, regional, national and international meetings (Italy, France, Spain, Greece, Canada, and China). She served in leadership role at various societies such as Director and program chair at the Rocky Mountain Biomedical Engineering Society; Chair of Pathology Implant SIG at the Society for Biomaterials, Program Chair at Southern Bioengineering Conference to name a few. She served/serving in editorial boards in several journals as well as member of various NIH special review panels. She secured intramural research funding from American Cancer Society, Orthopedic Trauma Association, IsoTish Inc, Inplex Inc, Enzymatics and mentored several orthopedic residents training grants. She has tirelessly served the several biomedical engineering organizations with distinction in a number of capacities including division chair and vice-chair, poster session chair, the board of directors, and most recently as editor of the JMAS. Previously, she has been recognized for her work and services by many societies such Teacher of the year, Peeler Dudley service award, Walker outstanding research awards.
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