Frederick Grinnell, Ph.D.
Robert McLemore Professorship in Medical Science
Distinguished Teaching Professor
Department of Cell Biology
Ethics in Science and Medicine Program
AAAS Fellow, Section on History and Philosophy of Science
Career trajectory at UT Southwestern
- 1970 - Postdoctoral Fellow in Biochemistry and working at Dallas VA Hospital
- 1972 - Assistant Professor of Cell Biology
- 1977 - Associate Professor of Cell Biology
- 1981 - Professor of Cell Biology
- 1881 - Visiting Fellow at Yale University (Biology and Philosophy)
- 1984 - Meyerhoff Visiting Professor, Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel
- 1988 - Forchheimer Visiting Professor, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
- 1998 - Founded (with John Sadler) the UTSW Ethics in Science and Medicine Program
- 1990 - Visiting Scholar, The Hastings Center, Briarcliff Manor, NY011
- 2006 - President, UT Southwestern Faculty Senate
- 2013 - Appointed Robert McLemore Professor of Medical Science
Early Career Mentors
- Chemistry major at Clark University (A.B., 1966); senior research work with Gerson Kegeles.
- Doctoral degree from Tufts University School of Medicine (Ph.D., 1970) with thesis advisor John Nishimura.
- Postdoctoral work at UTSW in biochemistry (1970-1972) with postdoc advisor Paul Srere.
- Philosophy (phenomenology and philosophy of science) studies at Southern Methodist University with Richard Zaner and David Hausman (1976-1980).
- Sabbatical at Yale University (1981) with J.P. Trinkaus (filming cell migration through collagen matrices) and with Maurice Natanson (carrying out reflective studies on the philosophy of intersubjectivity).
Simultaneous science and philosophy publications from the Yale sabbatical establishing multidisciplinary career trajectory.
- Grinnell, F. (1982) Migration of human neutrophils in hydrated collagen lattices. J. Cell Science. 58: 95-108.
- Grinnell, F. (1983) Studies on intersubjectivity: A comparison of Martin Buber and Alfred Schutz. Human Studies 6: 185-195.
Science research trajectory
- 1972 with Paul Srere -- begin studies on cell adhesion to extracellular materials
- 1980 with Rupert Billingham -- begin studies on fibronectin and wound healing
- 1984 -- begin studies on cellular reorganization of 3-dimensional collagen matrix cultures to study tissue remodeling
- 1986 with Charles Baxter and Paul Bergstresser -- test possible therapeutic value of topical fibronectin for non-healing venous stasis ulcers
- 1989 with Annette Wysocki -- begin studies using human wound fluid to study the human wound environment
- 2015 with Simon Dalley (Southern Methodist University) and Karen Shepherd (Plano ISD) - begin studies on high school science and engineering fairs.
- 1990-1994 - NIH Cell Biol and Physiology (II) Study Section
- 1999 - Chair, Gordon Research Conference on Wound Repair
- 2001-2002 - National Academies Institute of Medicine, Committee on Assessing Integrity in Research Environments
- 2006 - Co-Chair, Gordon Research Conference on Science and Technology Policy
- since 2011 - Shriners Hospitals for Children Research Advisory Board