Honoring a Miller School Giant
Veteran University of Miami scientist William J. Whelan, Ph.D., D.Sc., professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, recently celebrated his 90th birthday in the company of colleagues, family and friends.
The ceremony took place on Friday, November 14, in the 7th floor auditorium of the Lois Pope LIFE Center. Whelan joined the Miller School of Medicine in 1967 and has been a transformative force in the science research arena. He has received many awards and has been recognized for his numerous seminal scientific contributions to the field of glycogen synthesis and carbohydrate metabolism.
“Dr. Whelan is a dedicated professor who has been instrumental in shaping the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology’s graduate program and mentoring students and young scientists alike,” said Sylvia Daunert, Ph.D., professor and Lucille P. Markey Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Associate Director of the Biomedical Nanotechnology Institute.