Mitchell, Ph.D., has been a member of the University of Wisconsin
faculty since 1981, has been a trainer in this training program since
1987, and is now Professor and Chair of Comparative Biosciences and
Professor of Neuroscience, Neurology and Pediatrics at the University
Dr. Mitchell has received both research and teaching awards, serves
on the editorial boards of the Journal of Applied Physiology
and Respiration Physiology and Neurobiology, and served on
multiple NIH study-sections and the Council of Scientific Advisors
for the Francis Families Foundation.
Dr. Mitchell has trained 19 graduate students and 23 postdoctoral
trainees, and has been a member of numerous additional thesis committees.
Of his former postdoctoral trainees, 9 are currently in tenured or
tenure track faculty appointments, 3 are in non-tenure track academic
appointments, 1 is in industry and 6 are still in training.
His trainees have won 55 different university or national (APS or
ATS) academic awards/honors for research excellence. He is a member
of the Graduate Faculty Executive Committee at the University of Wisconsin,
and holds appointments with the Neuroscience, Physiology and Comparative
Biomedical Science Graduate Programs.
The program is under the direction of Dr. Mitchell, but is governed
by a Steering Committee.
Ms. Sharon Kelly administers
Administrative support: To be named
Web support: Gail Loughridge
Each pre- and post-doctoral trainee will be supervised by a primary
mentor, and at least one co-mentor, chosen because they offer complementary
expertise to the primary mentor.
Pre-doctoral trainees form a thesis committee as required by their
respective degree programs.
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