VUMC names associate vice chancellor of research

Cancer researcher also named associate dean of biomedical sciences

Vanderbilt University Medical Center announced Larry Marnett has been named associate vice chancellor for research and senior associate dean for biomedical sciences.

In his new role, Marnett (pictured) will support the operations and strategic development of basic sciences throughout the medical center, including education programs and cross-institutional collaboration. He succeeds Susan Wente, who is transitioning to provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at Vanderbilt University.

Marnett is also the Mary Gedds Stahlman Professor of Cancer Research, director of the A.B. Hancock Jr. Memorial Laboratory for Cancer Research, director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Chemical Biology and professor of pharmacology.

"Larry possesses both a distinguished career as an investigator and a rich tradition as someone with a passion for nurturing young scientists," Jeff Balser, Vanderbilt's vice chancellor for health affairs, said in a release. "He also brings a wealth of institutional knowledge and proven leadership experience, essential for this critical role at a time that is so pivotal for our future."

Marnett received a bachelor's of science from Rockhurst College and a doctorate in chemistry from Duke University. He completed post-doctoral work at the Karolinska Institute and Wayne State University and joined Vanderbilt in 1989.