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December 9, 2002

Rebecca G. Wells, MD, Named Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

(Philadelphia, PA) - Rebecca G. Wells, MD, has joined the Department of Medicine, division of Gastroenterology, at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Wells also holds a secondary appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

Dr. Wells earned her BS degree in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University in 1983, and went on to receive her MD from Johns Hopkins University in 1987. She performed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine, and fellowship in Gastroenterology, at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Massachusetts. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at The Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, also in Massachusetts.

Dr. Wells' research focuses on growth factor signaling and the role of growth factors in liver fibrosis and cirrhosis.

She is an associate member of the American College of Physicians and a member of the American Society of Cell Biology and the American Gastroenterological Association. Dr. Wells is also a Medical Staff Physician at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.

Dr. Wells has been invited to lecture many times, most recently at the Gordon Conference on Proteoglycans on the topic, "Betaglycan as a modulator of TGFß signaling." She has authored or co-authored research in peer-reviewed publications including the Journal of Biological Chemistry, Journal of Cell Biology, Journal of Clinical Investigation, American Journal of Physiology, Genomics, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


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