Date: December 7, 1992

After 22 years in the French molecular biology community, Edward N. Brody is returning to the United States. Though originally from Chicago, Brody has spent four years as research director in the Centre de Genetique Moleculaire at the French National Research Council and 18 years as a research director at the Institut de Biologie Physico-chimique. He has now taken a position as chairman of the department of biological sciences at the State University of New York at Buffalo, and is also a professor in the department. He began in the job in October.

In his new position, Brody will continue his laboratory studies in pre-messenger RNA splicing in vertebrates. He says understanding how RNA splicing is regulated is important to investigations into the development of retroviruses, such as HIV.

In 1985, while on a two-year sabbatical at the California Institute of Technology, Brody published an article...

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