Stem cell scientist appointed new dean of Harvard Medical School

(Embargoed till 2 pm, August 9)  8/9/16 - Cambridge, MA - For STAT - Dr. George Q. Daley, cq, is the new Harvard Medical School Dean, effective January 1, 2017. Topic: 10dean . Story by Melissa Bailey/STAT. Photo by Dina Rudick/Globe Staff
Dr. George Q. Daley is the new Harvard Medical School Dean, effective January 1, 2017. –Dina Rudick / Boston Globe

Harvard Medical School announced Tuesday that Dr. George Q. Daley, a prominent stem cell researcher and alum of the university, will become the school’s new dean, STAT reports.

Daley has a medical degree from Harvard and a PhD in biology from MIT, and the 55-year-old has spent his entire career in Boston and Cambridge, according to STAT. He currently is a professor of biological chemistry and molecular pharmacology at Harvard Medical School and runs the stem cell transportation program at Boston Children’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Daley will take over the position beginning January 1.

The school’s former dean, Dr. Jeffrey Flier, stepped down from the position July 31.

Read the full report at STAT.

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