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Mark L. Tykocinski, Md

Mark L. Tykocinski, MD

Former President, Thomas Jefferson University

Anthony F. & Gertrude M. DePalma Dean, Jefferson Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Mark L. Tykocinski, MD is the former President of Thomas Jefferson University and serves currently as the Anthony F. and Gertrude M. DePalma Dean of Jefferson University’s Sidney Kimmel Medical College. Among his accomplishments at Jefferson were tripling the extramural research portfolio to expand collaborative discovery and thematic research and opening eight global centers to elevate Jefferson’s international profile.

In addition to academic leadership, Dr. Tykocinski is a biomedical innovator.  He designed several classes of fusion proteins with therapeutic potential for cancer and autoimmunity. He holds several patents related to protein and cellular engineering, and he is a National Academy of Inventors Fellow.

In the past, Dr. Tykocinski served as Chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Founding Director of Case Western Reserve University’s Gene Therapy Facility, President of the American Society for Investigative Pathology/FASEB, and President of the Association of Pathology Chairs.

Dr. Tykocinski earned a BA degree in biology magna cum laude from Yale University and a MD degree from New York University. He completed residency training in the Department of Pathology at New York University and completed his research fellowship at NIAID/NIH in Bethesda.