Julius M. Cruse, B.A., B.S., D.Med.Sc., M.D., Ph.D., Dr.h.c., is Professor of Pathology, Director of Immunopathology and Transplantation Immunology, Director of Graduate Studies in Pathology, Associate Professor of Medicine, Associate Professor of Microbiology, and Distinguished Professor of the History of Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Formerly, Dr. Cruse was Professor of Immunology and of Biology in the University of Mississippi Graduate School. Dr. Cruse graduated in 1958, earning B.A. and B.S. degrees in chemistry with honors from the University of Mississippi. He was a Fulbright Fellow in the University of Graz (Austria) medical faculty, where he wrote a thesis on Russian tickborne encephalitis virus and received a D.Med.Sc. degree summa cum laude in 1960. On his return to the United States, he entered the M.D./Ph.D. program at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis, completing his M.D. degree in 1964 and Ph.D. in pathology (immunopathology) in 1966. Dr. Cruse also trained in pathology at the University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences, Memphis.
Dr. Cruse is a member of numerous professional societies, including the American Association of Immunologists (Historian), the American Society for Investigative Pathology, the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immu-nogenetics (Historian; Member of Council, 1997-1999; formerly Chairman, Publications Committee [1987-1995]), the Societé Francaise d'Immunologie, the Transplantation Society, and the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, among many others. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Health (U.K.) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (London). He received the Doctor of Divinity, honoris causa, in 1999 from The General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church, New York City.
Dr. Cruse's research has centered on transplantation and tumor immunology, autoimmunity, MHC genetics in the pathogenesis of AIDS, and neuroendocrine immune interactions. He has received many research grants during his career and is presently funded by the Wilson Research Foundation for neuroendocrine-immune system interactions in patients with spinal cord injuries. He is the author of more than 250 publications in scholarly journals and 38 books, and has directed dissertation and thesis research for more than 40 graduate students during his career. He is editor-in-chief of the international journals Immunologic Research, Experimental and Molecular Pathology, and Transgenics. He was chief editor of the journal Pathobiology from 1982 to 1998 and was founder of Immunologic Research, Transgenics, and Pathobiology.
Robert E. Lewis, B.A., M.S., Ph.D., is Professor of Pathology and Director of Immunopathology and Transplantation Immunology in the Department of Pathology at the University of Mississippi Center in Jackson. Dr. Lewis received his B.A. and M.S. degrees in microbiology from the University of Mississippi and earned his Ph.D. in pathology (immunopathology) from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Following specialty postdoctoral training at several medical institutions, Dr. Lewis has risen through the academic ranks from instructor to professor at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
Dr. Lewis is a member of numerous professional societies, including the American Association of Immunologists, the American Society for Investigative Pathology, the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, the American Society for Microbiology, the Canadian Society for Immunology, and the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (Chairman, Publications Committee; member of Board of Directors), among numerous others. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Health of Great Britain and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (U.K.). Dr. Lewis has been the recipient of a number of research grants in his career and is currently funded by the Wilson Research Foundation for his research on neuroendocrine-immune system interaction in patients with spinal cord injuries.
Dr. Lewis has authored or coauthored more than 120 papers and 150 abstracts and has made numerous scientific presentations at both the national and international levels. In addition to neuroendocrine-immune interactions, his current research also includes immunogenetic aspects of AIDS progression. Dr. Lewis is a founder, senior editor, and deputy editor-in-chief of Immunologic Research and Transgenics, and is senior editor and deputy editor-in-chief of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. He was senior editor and deputy editor-in-chief of Pathobiology from 1982 to 1998.
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