Spring 2017 Newsletter
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Falk promoted to professor
At their May 2016 meeting, the board of trustees granted Matthias Falk, Ph.D. a promotion to full professor. Falk came to Lehigh from the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California where he served as an assistant professor.
Dr. Falk earned his doctorate in molecular biology from the University of Heidelberg (Germany) and his master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Giessen (Germany).
Dr. Falk has taught a variety of courses while at Lehigh, including Core I: Cell & Molecular, Cell Biology Lab, and Molecular Cell Biology. Active in a variety aspects of service to the university, Dr. Falk currently serves as department graduate program director.
Research in the Falk lab is focused on cellular gap junctions and is based on an integrated approach that combines novel high resolution and live-cell imaging techniques with molecular biology, biochemistry, immunological and functional assays. Falk research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and he is an editor for the BMC Cell Biology Journal (Cell-Cell Contacts and Adhesion).
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