February 1, 2011
Dr. Dallas Hyde, director of the California National Primate Research Center based in Davis, has been distinguished in being named a Fellow of the American Association of Anatomists (AAA). The rank of fellow is designed to honor notable members who have demonstrated excellence in science and in their overall contributions to the anatomical sciences.
The AAA was founded in Washington, D.C. in 1888, for the "advancement of anatomical science." Today, AAA is the professional home for an international community of biomedical researchers and educators focusing on anatomical form and function. Dr. Hyde has served on the Program Committee and is an associate editor of Anatomical Record for the AAA.
Dr. Hyde's research at the primate center focuses on airways' epithelial and inflammatory/immune cell interaction, which is important in maintaining the ability to combat infectious disease and remove and/or repair injured cells in the lungs. Lung growth, differentiation and aging, particularly under the perturbation of inhaled allergens and pollutants are other important research interests.
His laboratory studies asthma, pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema in nonhuman primates as models for improving understanding of human disease.
Joining the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine faculty in 1979, Dr. Hyde is a member of the Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Cell Biology; he served as chair from 1988 to 1998. He has also served as the School of Veterinary Medicine Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education from 1997 to 2002, and in 2000 was appointed director of the California National Primate Research Center.
Dr. Hyde will be recognized at the AAA Annual Meetings Awards Banquet on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 in Washington, D.C., at the Convention in Experimental Biology.
About the center: The CNPRC is one of eight centers supported by the National Center for Research Resources, a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The center's mission is to investigate human health and disease, assessing causes of disease, and new treatment methods in nonhuman primate models. Research performed at the CNPRC provides information necessary before proceeding to clinical trials in humans.