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Robert E. Hausman

Professor and Graduate Director, Department of Biology, Boston University, USA

Receiving a Ph.D. in Biological Science from Northwestern University in 1971, he pursued postdoctoral work with Aron Moscona at the University of Chicago, where he investigated cell–cell interactions during early embryonic development and characterized one of the original tissue-specific cell adhesion molecules. Dr. Hausman joined the faculty of Boston University in 1978, extending his investigations of cell surface interactions to muscle development and regulation of gene expression in the developing nervous system by cell-to-cell contact. He has taught undergraduate cell biology with Dr. Cooper and several graduate development courses at Boston University. Dr. Hausman currently teaches immunology and advanced cell biology courses. His research is focused on understanding how interactions between cells and between cells and the extracellular matrix affect differentiation and morphogenesis. He has published research and review papers in these fields.