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Professor William W. Wells

Professor William W. Wells was born in Traverse City, Michigan and was educated in East Lansing schools. He graduated from East Lansing High School where he was both a scholar and athlete. After service in the Navy in World War II, he obtained B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Michigan and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin. His first faculty appointment was in Biochemistry at the University of Pittsburgh where he served for about ten years before being recruited to East Lansing in 1966 as Professor of Biochemistry at Michigan State University.

Bill Wells has had an illustrious scholarly career having made fundamental contributions to our understanding of the metabolism of steroids, phosphoinositides and vitamin C. He has authored more than 125 refereed publications and 18 invited book chapters. Dr. Wells has served on the editorial boards of Hypertension and the Journal of Biological Chemistry and numerous advisory panels and study sections for NIH, NSF, the American Heart Association, and the American Chemical Society. Dr. Wells is an Established Investigator of the American Heart Association and recipient of a Distinguished Faculty Award from the College of Human Medicine. He has trained over 40 Ph.D. students and postdoctoral fellows.