Distinguished University alumnus Daniel J. Garry, M.D., Ph.D., will hold the St. Jude Medical Cardiovascular Chair in Biomedical Engineering as the Medical School’s new director of the Lillehei Heart Institute and of the Division of Cardiology in the Department of Medicine.
An accomplished investigator, Garry received his Ph.D. in cell biology and neuroanatomy from the University in 1990 and completed his internal medicine residency here in 1993. He will be leaving his current position as director of the University of Texas, Southwestern’s Cardiovascular Regeneration and Stem Cell Center.
Garry, whose research focuses on the molecular mechanisms of stem cell biology, has won numerous awards for his work, including the Arnold Lazarow Research Award, the J. Jacob Kaplan Award for Outstanding Medical Research, and an American Heart Association Established Investigator Award.
In his new positions, which he assumes on June 15, Garry will be leading cardiovascular research across the Medical School and University as well as a nationally renowned research institute and cardiology division. His wife, Mary Grace Garry, Ph.D., an independent investigator in cardiovascular medicine, will be joining the University’s Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Transplantation and the Vascular Biology Center.