Kem Rogers re-appointed as Acting Chair, Anatomy & Cell Biology

Friday, July 8, 2011

Following the approval of the Provost, Dr. Kem Rogers has been re-appointed as Acting Chair of the Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, effective July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012.

In 1984 Dr. Rogers received his Ph.D. in Anatomy (Histology) from the University of Toronto. Following completion of postdoctoral studies at the Harvard Medical School in 1986, Rogers was appointed as Assistant Professor within the Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology at The University of Western Ontario.

Rogers has trained over 20 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and has published more than 60 publications. His research interests involve the study of cardiovascular disease using both animal models and tissue culture. Currently his work is focused on the use of magnetic resonance imaging to examine both atherosclerosis and aortic valve sclerosis.

His previous administrative experience includes serving as Acting Chair of the Department from January 2011 to June 2011, Graduate Program Chair within in the Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology and as Associate Dean, Basic Medical Sciences Undergraduate Education.