Albany -- The SUNY Board of Trustees today
approved the appointment of Dr. Michael I. Kotlikoff as Dean of the New York
State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University, effective July 1, 2007. The Cornell University Board of Trustees had previously approved the
appointment. Dr. Kotlikoff receives a salary $200,000.
“I am happy
to recommend the approval of Dr. Kotalikoff’s appointment as Dean at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine,” said Interim SUNY Chancellor Dr. John B. Clark.
“Dean Kotlikoff has made very impressive advances in veterinary medicine and
research throughout his career. I commend the Board for recognizing the
expertise that Dean Kotlikoff brings to the SUNY System by confirming this
work as a researcher, author and instructor at Cornell University, as well as his service as a
department chair and his roles on various advisory boards and executive
committees, is of great value to the students and faculty of the College of Veterinary Medicine and the SUNY System,” said SUNY Board of Trustees
Chairman Carl T. Hayden. “I congratulate Dr. Kotlikoff on becoming dean of the
was elected to the post for a five-year term at a meeting of the Executive
Committee of the Cornell University Board of Trustees on April
26, 2007. He was recruited
in 2000 to chair the interdisciplinary Department of Biomedical Sciences at
Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine.
joined the faculty from the University of Pennsylvania, where he had served as professor
and chair of their Department of Animal Biology. During his time there (1985-2000),
Dr. Kotlikoff was instrumental in establishing and became director of the
University of Pennsylvania Center for Animal Transgenesis and Germ Cell
research, a role reflected since 2000 at the new Cornell Core Transgenic Mouse
Facility, which he directs. While chairing Cornell’s Department of Biomedical
Sciences, Professor Kotlikoff has continued his cell physiology research. His
NIH-funded group’s research was in the news in 2006 for developing “mice with
has authored or co-authored over one hundred articles in a range of journals,
and he is on the editorial board of The Journal of Physiology, for which
he recently edited a special issue. He presents his research by invitation at
international venues and has co-filed for several patents. Professor Kotlikoff
is a member of six graduate fields, and hosts many undergraduate, graduate, and
postdoctoral trainees and visiting scholars. He sponsors undergraduate honors
research and Hughes Scholars. In addition to teaching in the veterinary and
graduate programs, Professor Kotlikoff has been responsible for curriculum
design and chaired the Departmental Curriculum Review Committee. He has chaired
or been a member of a variety of Cornell and external advisory boards and
review, steering and executive committees.
earned his B.A. in literature and V.M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He received a Ph.D. in Physiology from the University of California at Davis. He succeeds Dr. Donald F. Smith,
who is pursuing research interests.
University of New York is the largest comprehensive university system in the United States, educating more than 417,500
students in 7,669 degree and certificate programs on 64 campuses.