Summer 2011 • Issue 23


Personnel News

Staff Honors

Photo of Doctor Pal PacherDr. Pal Pacher, Acting Chief of the Section on Oxidative Stress Tissue Injury in the NIAAA Laboratory of Physiologic Studies, was selected by the American Journal of Physiology–Cell Physiology to receive a title of “Star Reviewer” of the year. The award was announced at the Experimental Biology 2011 Meeting, April 9–13, 2011, in Washington, DC.


Mr. Melvin Carter, Committee Management Specialist in the Office of Extramural Activities, moved to the Department of Homeland Security in March 2011 to become a Program Analyst.

Dr. Max Guo left NIAAA in May to take a position at the National Institute on Aging as Chief of the Branch of Genetics and Cell Biology, Division of Aging Biology. Dr. Guo served NIAAA since 2006 as a coleader of the Mechanism of Alcohol Action and Injury Team, the leader of the Informatics/Computation and Systems Biology Team, the Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Coordinator, and the Deputy Director of Division of Metabolism and Health Effects.

Capt. Angela Martinelli of the Division of Treatment and Recovery Research left NIAAA in June to begin a new position in the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program at Fort Detrick, Maryland.

Dr. Kwan-Hoon Moon, a Research Fellow in the Laboratory of Membrane Biochemistry and Biophysics, left NIAAA in March to join the Department of Biochemistry and Pharmacology, Loyola University School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, as a Research Assistant Professor.

Dr. Seong-Ho Yoo, a former Visiting Fellow in the Laboratory of Membrane Biochemistry and Biophysics, returned to Korea on March 28 to join the Department of Forensic Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, in Seoul, Korea, as an Assistant Professor.