Nancy A. Speck, PhD, has been named Chair of the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also the Associate Director of Penn’s Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Co-Leader of the Hematologic Malignancies Program at the Abramson Cancer Center, and an Investigator in the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute.
Dr. Speck is credited with many important contributions to a better understanding of developmental hematopoiesis and translating these findings to managing leukemia. She joined the Penn faculty in 2008. Dr. Speck succeeds Jon Epstein, MD, who has assumed the role of Executive Vice Dean and Chief Scientific Officer of Penn Medicine. ■