The University of Windsor will confer the title of Distinguished University Professor on four members of its faculty during Fall Convocation celebrations, Oct. 14 and 15.
The rank is awarded to senior scholars at the height of their careers who have distinguished achievements in teaching, and whose scholarly activities reflect a body of work recognized at a national or international level.
Integrative biology professor Daniel Heath is the lead investigator of the Genomic Network for Fish Identification, Stress, and Health (GEN-FISH). A former executive director of the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research, he conducts collaborative evolutionary, ecological, and conservation-based aquatic research involving state-of-the-art genetics methods.
Biochemistry professor Siyaram Pandey focuses his research on programmed cell death, which is central to aspects of human health. His lab group has pioneered discovery of natural extracts with selective anti-cancer activities. A former president of the Natural Health Product Research Society of Canada, he serves as academic editor for PLoS ONE.
Biomedical sciences professor Lisa Porter is the founding executive director of the WE-Spark Health Institute, reflecting her passion for engaging students and the local community in health research. She leads a team across a range of disciplines exploring new and better ways to detect and treat cancer rapidly.
Philosophy professor Christopher W. Tindale is co-editor of the journal Informal Logic and the book series “Windsor Studies in Argumentation,” and director of the Centre for Research in Reasoning, Argumentation, and Rhetoric. His most recent books include How We Argue and The Anthropology of Argument: Cultural Foundations of Rhetoric and Reason.