Professor Brent Stockwell Elected to National Academy of Medicine

Brent Stockwell, PhD

We are pleased to announce that the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has just elected Brent R. Stockwell, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Biological Sciences, and Professor of Chemistry and of Pathology and Cell Biology, and chair of the Department of Biological Sciences, to the academy. Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service. 

Dr. Stockwell received this honor for his discovery of ferroptosis, a form of iron-driven, oxidative cell death involving lipid peroxidation. He defined its features, mechanistic basis, the key genes and proteins and inhibitors that regulate it, and tools to study it. He identified roles of ferroptosis in neurodegenerative diseases and cancer, suggesting novel therapeutic strategies. 

Dr. Stockwell is also a new member of the department of pathology and cell biology. By receiving this honor, he joins the ranks of other Pathology and Cell Biology National Academy members: Dr. Michael Shelanski, Dr. Carol Mason, and Dr. Dalla Favera.

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Congratulations to Dr. Stockwell!