The Department of Biology Chair
About Dr. Mark Rose
Dr. Rose has a long standing commitment to excellence in research and teaching. He has made major contributions to Cell Biology and Genetics using the model organism Saccharomyces cerevisiae (baker’s/brewer’s yeast), elucidating mechanisms of cell and nuclear fusion, as well as discovering proteins involved in nuclear and chromosome movement, proteins translocation and membrane fusion. His scientific contributions have been recognized have by being named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology. Early in his career he received the Presidential Young Investigator Award and the James D. McDonnell Foundation Award.
Dr. Rose has served to strengthen science education in many ways over his career. In addition to teaching Genetics at both the undergraduate and graduate level, he served for 13 years as the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Molecular Biology at Princeton. He helped strengthen departmental student advising, developed uniform assessment standards for the evaluation of independent work, and revised the graduate curriculum to match Biology in the 21st century. As a member of the American Society of Cell Biology Education Committee, he helped organize the first symposium on Cell Biology education.