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Leona Rubin Begins Serving as InterimĀ Dean

Leona Rubin

University of Missouri Provost Brian Foster has announced that Leona Rubin, professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine, has been named interim dean of the MU Graduate School. Rubin, who has been a professor at MU since 1989, will begin serving as interim dean effective June 1.

“Leona displayed extraordinary leadership in her two years with the Faculty Council at MU and helped create a culture of openness and constructive dialogue between faculty and administration,” Foster said.

Rubin received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Temple University, a master’s degree in zoology from Rutgers University and a doctoral degree in cell biology from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Her research focuses on understanding cellular pathways that regulate cardiovascular function. She is a member of the MU doctoral faculty and has mentored numerous graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and professional students.

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