Andy Feinberg, professor in the Division of Molecular Medicine, was named the 18th Bloomberg Distinguished Professor and will now be appointed in the Bloomberg School of Public Health's Department of Mental Health and the Whiting School of Engineering's Department of Biomedical Engineering, where he will be mentoring students and teaching an undergraduate course in epigenetics and epigenomics. He currently holds the position of King Fahd Professor and Gilman Scholar in the School of Medicine's departments of Medicine, Oncology, Molecular Biology and Genetics and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and the Bloomberg School's Department of Biostatistics. Feinberg directs the Center for Epigenetics, one of the leading research centers in the world focused on the chemical tags of the human genome that tell the cell which genes should be turned on or turned off.
Over the next few years a total of 50 scholars belonging to two or more schools and divisions will be named Bloomberg Distinguished Professors as the result of a $350 million gift from alumnus Michael R. Bloomberg. As a faculty member of four departments and pioneer of genetic sequencing techniques at zero gravity, among other things, Dr. Feinberg is a prime example of the world-class scientists the gift is meant to support.
For the full article announcing Dr. Feinberg's professorship, click here: http://hub.jhu.edu/2015/12/15/bloomberg-distinguished-professors-bennett-and-feinberg