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[November 30, 2016]

Dr. Allen J. Norin Elected to Represent New York State Transplant Laboratories on the Histocompatibility Committee of UNOS

 

Brooklyn, NY – Allen J. Norin, PhD, D (ABHI), professor of medicine and of cell biology and director of transplant immunology and immunogenetics at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, was elected to represent the New York State Transplant Laboratories on the Histocompatibility Committee of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). UNOS oversees the organ transplant waiting list in the United States.

Dr. Norin has served for many years on the Medical Board of the greater New York metropolitan area organ procurement organization, LiveOnNY, as the representative of the six Histocompatibility Laboratories in New York City.

Dr. Norin’s research interests include transplant immunology, tumor immunology, and the molecular basis of cancer. He has been funded by the National Institutes of Health since 1977.

A contributor of numerous scholarly articles to professional journals, he joined SUNY Downstate in 1988. He is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association of Immunologists, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the American Society of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics. He received his PhD from the University of Houston in 1972.

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